Museum of Chinese in America

The goal of the new Museum of Chinese in America is to explore the experience of Chinese immigration and the evolution of Chinese communities in the United States. The museum takes a contemporary look at the impact of Chinese immigration to American culture. As you walk through the Museum of Chinese in America, in a warm and inviting new space designed by Maya Lin, you can’t see these objects and not be aware of the kinds of challenges these immigrants once faced. Such artifacts also reflect the expanded ambitions of the museum itself: it began as a community institution almost 30 years ago, dedicated to preserving and commemorating the history of Chinatown, and has now grown to a 14,000-square-foot space and national ambition.

With these ambitions the institution is joining an ever-lengthening roster of American museums of identity. All of them — whether they deal with Latino-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Nordic-Americans, Asian-Americans, Arab-Americans or African-Americans — are celebrations of hyphenated existence.

Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013

Monday, 11am – 5pm;
Thursday, 11am – 9pm;
Friday, 11am – 5pm;
Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

General Public: $7
Seniors and Students: $4
Children and Members: Free
Free admission on Target Thursdays

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