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The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

  • 215 Centre St. Map It
  • Chinatown

Updated 02/24/2014

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Founded in 1980, this museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Chinese people and their descendants in the United States. Its current building, which opened in 2009 near the boundary between Chinatown and Little Italy (technically, many would say it's in Little Italy), was designed by Maya Lin, architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. MOCA's permanent exhibit on Chinese-American history, titled With a Single Step: Stories

in the Making of America, includes artworks, personal and domestic artifacts, historical documentation, and films. Chinese laundry tools, a traditional general store, and antique business signs are some of the unique objects on display. Rotating shows, some of which examine the sometimes turbulent relations between Asian Americans and the rest of the country, are on display in the second gallery. MOCA sponsors workshops, walking tours, lectures, and family events.

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Sight Information

Address:

215 Centre St., between Grand and Howard Sts., New York, New York, 10013, United States

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Phone:

212-619–4785

Website: www.mocanyc.org

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Tues., Wed., and Fri.–Sun., 11–6; Thurs. 11–9

Updated 02/24/2014

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