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California African American Museum

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Address: 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037
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+1 213-744-7432
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The California African American Museum explores the art, history, and...

The California African American Museum explores the art, history, and culture of African Americans, with an emphasis on California and the West. Located in Los Angeles' beautiful Exposition Park, CAAM features a range of dynamic, changing exhibitions and public programs for all ages and interest. Admission is free.

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Small size but loads to see

There was 5 seperate exhibits on that we walked through. They were all very interesting and while we had thought the museum would offer more historical information what we found... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Seattle, WA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made a special effort to take the time and visit the African American Museum. The structure is beautiful, however the exhibits were small and lacking. It would be beneficial to improve the exhibits to maintain this museum. It has the space to be wonderful. It was a disappointment and waste of our time to attend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was 5 seperate exhibits on that we walked through. They were all very interesting and while we had thought the museum would offer more historical information what we found was thought provoking and inspiring. Note that there is no gift shop which was disappointing as some of the exhibits had pieces that if prints were available we would have... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We visited the CAAM specifically to see the Genevieve Gaignard exhibit. We were given a warm welcome and information brochures at the main desk. There was an informative guide who explained the exhibit and showed people around. Loved it! We also looked around the permanent exhibits and viewed the (chilling) "Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics" exhibit. This is... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was in DC earlier this month and I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the National African American Museum of History and Culture. When I returned to L.A. that got me to thinking about CAAM, a museum I haven't visited in years. Much, much smaller in scope it is still well worth checking out. Admission is free... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I expected something different, maybe a bit of history or something, but what I saw were exhibits by different, I believe California artists. The Artist's exhibits were really awesome and the cellphone interactive experience is a very nice touch. I would definitely recommend attending the exhibitions that are there currently and hope to see more when I get back out... More 

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My family and I stopped by the Museum not knowing what to expect really. I found myself engulfed in the exhibits. The Evolution of Revolution and especially Overton Loyd's exhibit. I found myself examining each and everyone of his works of art. Simply amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I expected to like this museum & learn within it, but more happened. I was deeply moved by being here. Absolutely terrific.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We headed to Expo Park for our museum day in L.A. This is a little boutique more a gallery then museum in the traditional sense of the word. There were 5 exhibitions, the most interesting range of material. We got to see the story of African Jewish people who move to Iran. We got to look at the history of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Visiting this museum was a learning experience. I got plenty of information and it also inspired my creativity. My favorite part of the trip was going into the archives and reading old newspapers from the civil rights era. Interesting to see how much has changed and how much has remained the same.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

The CA African American Museum is a part of the fine cluster of museums in Exposition Park and is easily accessed by the LA Metro Aqua / Culver City line. Museum clearly outlines key components of the Civil Rights movement as well as Black history in LA. Great learning experience! ...

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