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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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  • The MOCA, the Museum of Chinese in America is a great find! I never knew that this museum even existed until I read an article on it in the newspaper. They have a wonderful exhibition on Chinese cooks...  more »
  • On Centre St. about 2 blocks north of Canal St. It might be hard to find if one is not looking for it. There are large letters spelling MOCA on the storefront. It was very interesting how the layout g...  more »
  • Right off Canal St, this is a gem of a museum. Stunning design by Maya Lin (designed Vietnam Veterans Memorial at age 21). Along with the Tenement Museum, this institution allows you to explore the im...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Its good to go and do your own thing the tour guide was too swift soo alot of information was missed but i can tell they have some nice jems
  • Gotta show my respect and support for this place. Aftering touring this place it reminds me of how lucky I am that our ancestors went thru the most brutal time for us.
  • The museum is small and compact but has a good variety of exhibits. The exhibition on Chinese food was actually a collection of stories by various food experts, highlighting their personal and culinary journeys to, in, and around America. The exhibits on the past and present struggles faced by the Chinese were eye-opening and sobering. Free entrance every first Thursday of the month.
  • Not a lot of stuff but exquisite. Very informational and is pretty cool. The ticket was a little expensive considering the small size of the museum.

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