Grand Opening Week
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.