Museum Of Chinese In America, New York City

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Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) promotes dialogue and understanding among people of all cultural backgrounds, bringing over 160 years of Chinese American history to vivid life through its innovative exhibitions, educational and cultural programs. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street is a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, and strives to be a model among interactive museums.
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  • I was truly inspired by MOCA during my recent visit. I was a little familiar with some of the struggles Chinese immigrants experienced over the years, but the way the information was presented in the ...  more »
  • Located somewhat outside of the prime-territory Chinatown, this non for profit organization has some very limited history of the Chinese in American, regardless of how grandiose its name sounds. It's ...  more »
  • To those who say that this museum is poor and not at all interesting, I say, the Chinese came to America with nothing in his hand, except goodwill. For this the Museum relies heavily on photographs and stories; physical and material there is little that is solravvissuto the grip of time. But what he did deserves to be seen. It traces the story from origin, in ' 800 up to more recent times: gem is a reconstruction of a traditional pharmacy. Very nice also the bookshop, with sino-American ceramics and other decorative objects
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  • As small museum dedicated to Chinese Americans from the East and West Coast, as well as their ancestors who immigrated to America. Although it may not be big as many major museums in Manhattan, the exhibitions featured are tastefully chosen and displayed to the public. What I really loved about this museum was how it brought about the historical aspects of Chinatown, much of which takes a hard look around these days when walking through the actual area. A great place for those who wish to learn about the past, including the assimilating of cultures and environments.
  • The permanent exhibits could be better curated to feel slightly less random and somewhat more family/children oriented; I feel like some of the space could be better utilized for installation art. Otherwise, museum design is overall beautiful. I love the walking tours and events hosted by the museum, and the organization successfully amassed many great community educators. I like that there is a new junior board for the museum.
  • It's beautiful. They have various exhibits and one of my favorites is the Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy exhibit which highlights the food that Asian Americans have been making and cooking. There's a historical walking tour you can go for, yet another one of my favorites. They have a small replica of an Asian American General Store that was donated to them. It's brilliant, you can't go wrong visiting this if you're in Chinatown.
  • Very interesting place. I can recommend to enyone who like Chinese style.
  • Very nice little museum if you want to learn more about Chinese American history.

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