Monday, September 13, 2021

 New Hours for Fall—Museum of Chinese in America





New Hours for Fall 2021


The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) would like to announce that beginning Tuesday, September 14, the Museum will be open:

Wednesday: Self-Guided and Guided Group Visits Only. Find reservation details for group visits later this week here.

Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

CLOSED: Monday and Tuesday


The Museum offers Free Admission For All throughout the run of the Responses exhibition. No reservations needed for individual visits.

Health and Safety Guidelines

MOCA is requiring all patrons ages 12 and older to provide proof that they have received at least one vaccination dose with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization. Children under 12 are not affected but must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

Visitors need to present an ID matching the name on your vaccine documentation. All patrons are also required to wear masks while inside the museum. Vaccination requirements and venue protocols are subject to change, be sure to check our visitor policies for the latest information. Our top priority is the safety of everyone who walks through our doors. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to respond to ever-changing conditions.

Acceptable methods for providing proof of vaccination include:

· New York State Excelsior Pass

· NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS

· CDC Vaccination Card (Photo or Hard Copy)

· NYC Vaccination Record (Photo or Hard Copy)

· A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac.

If you have questions regarding your visit, please email us at





Responses is an offering to our country in a moment of crisis. Chinese and Asian Americans are being blamed as the genesis of the coronavirus and targeted in assaults across the country, harming their bodies as well as their sense of belonging. To help us navigate what is happening, the exhibition explores the lessons of history and raises a collective voice against the rising tide of anti-Asian hate and violence.

A monumental Timeline of Anti-Asian Racism in America lines the perimeter walls with historic lowlights in the treatment of Asians and Asian Americans. Hand-painted and inscribed by MOCA team and community members, the timeline details events related to American imperialism in Asia, early race riots that uprooted established immigrant communities, discriminatory laws and policies that reinforced Asian American marginalization, intimidation campaigns during the communist Red Scare, and Islamophobia after 9/11, among other injustices. It culminates with an expanded look at the past year’s spike in anti-Asian violence. Artist Homer Shew brings these events to life with newly commissioned murals that reflect the strength of our communities throughout this long history.

The central Response Wall features submissions to MOCA’s OneWorld COVID-19 Special Collection, an initiative to document and preserve stories of collective Asian American resilience, generosity and agency during the pandemic. Since April 2020, we have gathered community voices through documentary photography, video footage, original art and music, protest signs, and social media awareness campaigns. The projected video and soundtrack weaves together excerpts from oral histories conducted over the past year to tell a multi-dimensional story of the pandemic through an Asian American lens.

We invite and encourage you to add your stories and responses to the wall. By doing so, you can boost the healing energy of our voices joined into a singular cry for justice.






Visit MOCA this Saturday, September 18 at 4:00 PM EDT to experience a live performance of “You Are Safe” by J CHEN PROJECT, commissioned for our special exhibition Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism.

Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism and related programs are made possible with the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Con Edison, Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC)®, Stash, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Special thank you to Edward Cheng, former Director of Communications, for his tireless contributions to the OneWorld COVID-19 Special Collection oral histories. In gratitude for a generous gift from MacKenzie Scott, MOCA is able to reopen the Museum and present this exhibit with free admission for all.




Museum of Chinese in America