MOCA Treasures on the Road continues on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:00 PM EDT. This intimate virtual conversation highlights distinct artifacts, antiques, and collectibles held by members of the MOCA community from around the world. Guests share their special artifact and the stories behind them while engaging in conversation with an expert scholar or professional. The goal of the program series is to bring out the depth and vastness of the Chinese American narrative to the MOCA community.
We are honored to present our next featured experts: Soo Lon Moy, President of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC), and Andrea Stamm, Chair of Collections and Research, a participating organization of MOCA’s recent special exhibition Gathering: Collecting and Documenting Chinese American History. Ms. Moy, chair of the Exhibition Committee, and Ms. Stamm, chair of Collections and Research, will be in conversation with Andrew Rebatta, MOCA’s Associate Curator, about the role of CAMOC in preserving the history of the Chinese community in Chicago, as well as two featured artifacts: Lama Temple incense from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, A Century of Progress, and a rare 1942 adoption document from a local Chinatown family.
MOCA has not skipped a beat since its temporary closure in March 2020. We've been converting our programs to online offerings and 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.
This program is brought to you by MOCA friends and partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.