California African American Museum

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Fee: Always free

Sun. 11 AM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–5 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10 AM–5 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5 PM
Sat. 10 AM–5 PM
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, Los Angeles 90037
(213) 744-7432

Check the California African American Museum website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The California African American Museum (website) is a Museum (Cultural) in Los Angeles.
Official description from California African American Museum:
The California African American Museum has a substantial collection of nineteenth century academic and naturalistic landscape paintings including the works of Edward M. Bannister, Robert Scott Duncanson and Grafton Tyler Brown. Studying works by these artists and their lives help us to broaden our understanding of the participation of African Americans in American life and culture and help us to understand the prevailing tastes and attitudes of a period when African Americans were viewed as inhuman and incapable of educational and aesthetic pursuits in life.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The California African American Museum (CAAM) is a museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, USA. The museum opened in 1981, in temporary quarters at the California Museum of Science and Industry (now the California Science Center). The current facility was built with State and private funds of around $5 million. The museum was designed by the African–American architects Jack Haywood and (the late) Vince Proby. The new museum building opened to the public during the Los Angeles Olympic Games in July 1984. A major renovation occurred between 2001 and 2003.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the California African American Museum homepage or our exhibitions list for L.A.-wide exhibits.

Official California African American Museum Links
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