MOCA’s month-long celebration of free Lunar New Year programming continues with MOCA Treasures on the Road on Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 PM EST. Each month, 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. MOCA Treasures captures stories of celebration, hardship, family travels, immigration, discrimination, diaspora, survival, success, and so much more.
We are honored to present our next featured expert: Sonia Ng, Ph.D., the historian of the China Alley Preservation Society (Hanford, CA), a participating organization of MOCA’s current special exhibition Gathering: Collecting and Documenting Chinese American History. Dr. Ng, a scholar of Chinese and Chinese American history, will be in conversation with Herb Tam, MOCA’s Curator and Director of Exhibitions, about the “China Alley”, a short street in downtown Hanford, California featuring 11 historic buildings including an original Quan Dai Temple that trace their roots back to 1880’s; its singular Chong Hou Tong Bone Repatriation Book (1903); and her own scholarly research.
We look forward to your participation, and to sharing this and many more distinct artifacts, antiques, and collectibles held by members of the MOCA community.
This program is brought to you by MOCA friends and partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies.