Friday, September 18, 2009


I have walked by the new building that is housing the Museum of Chinese in America and cannot wait for next week's Grand Opening! I heard that they used to be housed in a hole in the wall, and now they are occupying a 14,000 square foot space on Centre Street.

Here is information about GRAND OPENING WEEK, taken straight from MOCA's website.

Grand Opening Week

Tue, Sep 22 from 1:30pm – 4pm
Wed, Sep 23 from 11am – 5pm
Thu, Sep 24 from 11am – 5pm
Fri, Sep 25 from 11am – 5pm

In celebration of MOCA's grand opening at 215 Centre Street, we are pleased to offer free admission to the Museum from Tuesday, September 22 to Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Designed by artist and designer Maya Lin, MOCA’s new home is a 14,000 square foot space in a former machine shop, renovated to feature multiple exhibition galleries, interactive display kiosks, a multipurpose auditorium/classroom, a research center, and a flexible space for multidisciplinary public programs. MOCA expects to achieve LEED SILVER certification through the incorporation of environmentally sustainable design solutions throughout the Museum. At the heart of the Museum is its historic skylit courtyard, left deliberately raw and untouched, that harkens back to the memory of a traditional Chinese courtyard house.

Exhibitions on view:

With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America, MOCA's core exhibition on the history of the Chinese American experience.

Here & Now: Chinese Artists in New York, an art exhibition featuring contemporary artists of Chinese descent living in New York.

Chinatown Film Project, a film exhibition featuring ten original short films on Chinatown, New York.

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