June 2, 2012
Explore traditions, techniques, and mouth-watering stories! This delectable exhibit investigates cultural traditions and cooking techniques that have changed with time and generations. Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of food in the homes and restaurants of diverse Asian Pacific Americans.
America through a Chinese Lens surveys photography of American life as shot by contemporary Chinese and Chinese American artists, documentary photographers and non-professionals, identifying the specific ways in which the Chinese have used the camera to see this country – its beauty, contradictions, and realities. The exhibition spans many generations of photographers: contemporary artists who use the medium as well as snapshots taken by new immigrants from the 1950s to today which have been selected [...] Continue »
June 4, 1989: Media and Mobilization Beyond Tiananmen Square draws from MOCA’s extensive collection of Asian-American and Chinese-language periodicals to reconstruct a narrative of the coverage of and response to the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre of 1989. These periodicals tell the story of the sister movement sparked in America: thousands, mainly young Asian-Americans, marched and rallied in cities across the country in solidarity with the Chinese protesters. The crackdown of June 4 politically galvanized [...] Continue »
Spend a tropical Hawaiian evening with the award winning hula troup, Halau Na Wai Ola as they celebrate their 16th Annual Ho’ike/Lu’au. Let their cast of over 100 captivate you with an authentic and entertaining hula performance that will take you on a musical journey of Hawai’i, and a special tribute to the “Hawaiian Roughriders”…”Nâ Paniolo of Ka Pakipika (The Cowboys of the Pacific).