The American Women’s History Museum is awaiting the findings of an investigation into allegations against Yao.
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum Director Reviled by Chinatown Activists Heads to Smithsonian
Nancy Yao, the embattled president of NYC’s Museum of Chinese in America, has been chosen to lead the forthcoming American Women’s History Museum.
Protesters Demand the Resignation of Museum of Chinese in America Director
“Institutions like MOCA are facilitating the destruction of our community under the cover of social justice,” said activist Yanin Peña.
Protesters Chant “Boycott MOCA” at Museum of Chinese in America Reopening
While visitors watched performances in the museum’s lobby, protesters pressed placards against the windows, chanting slogans like “Boycott MOCA” and “Chinatown is not for sale.”
Artists Request Museum of Chinese in America Remove Their Work From Its Collection
Artists Colin Chin and Nicholas Liem decried MOCA’s acceptance of $35 million in funding from NYC as part of a jail expansion plan.
Amazon Stakeholder MacKenzie Scott Distributes $2.7B to 286 Arts & Other Organizations
Beneficiaries include El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan, Laundromat Project in Brooklyn, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Museums Respond to and Reflect on Atlanta Hate Crime
“This is a frightening escalation of the racial violence targeting Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across the country since the pandemic began,” says a statement by the Museum of Chinese in America, one of many institutions to respond to the murders.
Museum of Chinese in America Should Reject “Jail Money,” Says Artist-Activist Group
The letter, penned by Chinatown Art Brigade, condemns the “actions of MOCA leadership to sell out to mass incarceration in exchange for financial gain.”
Scorched Museum of Chinese in America Archives Building Will Be Rebuilt
The announcement quelled concerns by community members that the city had neglected its pledge to help recover the museum’s damaged archives.
Recovery Efforts Begin After Fire Ravages Museum of Chinese in America Archives
Tens of thousands of unique cultural items were severely damaged. The museum launched a fundraising campaign, and Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to secure temporary locations for tenants displaced by the fire.
Museum of Chinese in America’s Archives in Danger Due to Ongoing Blaze
A fire that broke out last night injured eight people and destroyed the top floors of a building housing the museum’s archives. The museum is still assessing the damage to its vast collection of Chinese-American cultural items.
The Music at the Intersection Between Two Cultures
The Moon Represents My Heart looks at Chinese American musicians who picked up the culture they lost and re-shaped it into something new.