Wednesday, October 13, 2021

MOCA and the New York Chinese Cultural Center Present "HOME"







The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is thrilled to present HOME—a curated dance project in collaboration with the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) showcasing emerging Asian choreographers and dancers with works-in-process and new projects. 

We cordially invite you to visit MOCA on Saturday, October 16,  4:00 PM EDT or 6:00 PM EDT for a live performance of HOME and see how they, as immigrant artists, seek new paths in redefining HOME during this COVID-19 pandemic and period of rising anti-Asian violence. Kindly note that both performances are identical.

Choreographers: Ching-I Chang, Jiao Li, and Jiali Wang

Collaborators: Juyi Mao, Mel Sarkor-Clinton, Hunter Sturgis

Tickets: FREE. Advanced booking recommended! Capacity is limited.






Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism

Now through March 27, 2022


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.







MOCA has not skipped a beat since its temporary closure in March 2020. We've been creating new digital content through multiple platforms, always free of charge—because history matters. We are facing tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. We hope you'll consider making a gift to become part of a continuing lifeline for MOCA. No amount is too little and we greatly appreciate your generosity. Your contribution helps sustain our beloved institution and supports the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to more communities.





Fall 2021 Museum Hours


Wednesday: Self-Guided Group Visits Only. Make a group visit reservation here at least one week in advance.

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: 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.



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