Special Past Museum Events

A Tribute to Texas, New Mexico and Mexican American Art Traditions with eloquent statements read in support MOCHA, by (photos 1 & 2) Laura Ramírez-Rasgado (Executive Director, Mexico Cultural Institute) on behalf of Mexico Ambassador, the Honorable Eduardo Medina Mora, and on behalf of Texas Congressman Filemon Vela (D-34th District), by Jasey Cárdenas (photo 3), Legislative Assistant.

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Shown at center, Carol Schwartz, former Council of the District of Columbia and mayoral candidate, and to her right, Freddy Rodriguez, New York artist

A Tribute to Georgia and Ex-Soviet Artists featured Georgian songs by former Yale Russian Chorus members (including museum Director Zuver) honoring (1) Nancy Ruyle Dodge (at right in the large photo below) and (in memory) scholar and long-time mentor, Dr. Norton Townshend Dodge; and (2) Georgia Ambassador, the Honorable Archil Gegeshidze (shown seated at far right in the large photo below), who thanked MOCHA for helping to unite the Georgian and Hispanic communities.

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(left) Mrs. Gegeshidze; (right) Mrs. Mamuka Tsereteli


A Luncheon in Honor of Dr. Henry Kim, distinguished Korean American Scholar and Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada.  (Below.)

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(Left to right) Artists Eglon Daley, Rose Powhatan and Michael Auld , interns and staff, and at far right, supporter Dr. Nicholas Kittrie, American University law professor and former dean of the Washington College of Law, American University.