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The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) would like
to announce that beginning Tuesday,
September 14, the
Museum will be open:
Self-Guided and Guided Group Visits Only. Find reservation details
for group visits later this week here.
AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday and Tuesday
The Museum offers Free Admission
For All throughout the run of
the Responses exhibition. No reservations needed for
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
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
Acceptable methods for providing proof of vaccination
· 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
If you have questions regarding your visit, please
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Americalines 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
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
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.