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California African American Museum

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Address: 600 State Dr, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1267
Phone Number: +1 213-744-7432
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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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Contemporary art, and history

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 24 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Attended a reception here and visited one of the two exhibit halls. The exhibits change frequently with displays of local, state and national interest.

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Indio, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This museum had some good displays of carvings and a lot of history of the civil rights movement with some very good photos and commentary. Has a lot of empty space and empty rooms for additional displays. Had an interesting display on the historic black churches in Los Angeles. Is next door to the California Science Center and the Los... More 

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