FIRST #MOCAcontest WINNER!
We are SuperExcited to announce that Lisa Lim’s Grandmother is our October winner. You can see her butcher-knife-wielding granny here. Lisa’s work will be displayed onsite at the Museum, and she is now in the running for our grand prize. Congrats, Lisa! And stay tuned for a new SuperHero posting later today…
MOCA, AAWW and Hyperallergic Present: Halloween Costume Ball
What are you doing on Halloween? Dressing up as a superhero and partying at one of New York’s coolest downtown museums? We thought so.
Hyperallergic is partnering with the Museum of Chinese in America and the Asian American Writers Workshop to throw a Halloween Marvels and Monsters Ball on October 31.
Come to MOCA at 215 Centre Street from 8–11 pm dressed as your favorite superhero or supervillain and join us for an open bar, nibbles, and music by DJ Mas.
Tickets are $10, or just $5 for members, and will be on sale at the door. Best costume wins a tricky treat!
Hosted in MOCA’s Maya Lin-designed home, the party takes its theme from two ongoing exhibitions at the museum. Marvels and Monsters showcases an array of images of Asians and Asian-Americans in mainstream comics, from evil kung-fu masters to conflicted teenagers. Alt.Comics explores how Asian-American artists and writers have innovated the medium of the comic book.
Hyperallergic editors and writers will be there (with masks on, though, so you can’t recognize us), and you should too.
The Marvels and Monsters Ball will take place on October 31 from 8 to 11 PM at the Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street.
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drawplay asked: Can you clear up the guidelines for the "If I Were a Superhero" drawing contest? I checked out the MOCA site, but the details still seem a little unclear. Thanks
Sure thing! You can submit by sending the image directly to us at info(at)mocanyc.org, or by posting it on your own tumblr and sending us a link so we can reblog. (We recommend tagging it #MOCAcontest as well so we can find it!)
Once per month, the curators will select their favorite pieces, which will be on digital display in the Museum. Then, at the end of the exhibition a Grand Prize winner will be selected from these the finalists. The winner will receive a copy of Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, a copy of Secret Identities Volume 2: Shattered, and a T-shirt created for the exhibition by Jerry Ma and signed by the artist.
Hope that helps!