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California African American Museum

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Lovely museum

The current exhibits are extremely interesting, fun and informative in a beautiful open... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
KrishS_Traveler
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Markham, Canada
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Fascinating exhibitions!

Fascinating Lezley Saar exhibition and interesting one of the history and art of the Chinese... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
DeborahandAndy
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Los Angeles, CA
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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...more
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

After living here all these years finally took the opportunity to visit this museum. Why did I wait so long? It is a real jewel. Loved the showcase exhibits of specific artists. Lots of variety of use of mediums. Especially loved the History of Gospel...More

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for visiting, Ron! We hope you return soon.

Reviewed June 11, 2018

The CAAM has a collection of events all around theire current exhibit Gospel Music and such. I joined book club meeting took place on the last Sunday of the quarter. My intention was to could not find the book and went any way. Was a...More

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thanks for visiting and participating in CAAM Reads! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed May 12, 2018

California African-American Museum or CAAM or it is also known is located in the Expo Park section of Los Angeles. It is part of a complex which includes various museum, the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the newly built L.A. Soccer stadium. CAMM showcases...More

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you; we hope you return soon!

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The gospel music section - depicting the genre’s beginnings and influences on African Americans in the mid to late 1800s - was the only section worth visiting. The compilation of artists and how their artistry influenced and shaped the many current day genres was intensely...More

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Dear Tiara, thank you for visiting the California African American Museum. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibition "How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles." Should you like to learn more about the contemporary art exhibitions that you also saw, here's a...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The current exhibits are extremely interesting, fun and informative in a beautiful open environment. Leave time to visit the rest of the venues in the park

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you for visiting; we hope you have a chance to return again soon!

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum and was totally perplexed by the lack of history. The motherland and slavery. Martin and the civil rights movement. Space museum right next to it, but the three black woman that brought our astronauts home....missing. This is Los Angeles , Tom...More

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Dear lavoycestarr, Thank you for visiting the California African American Museum. Our mission is to examine the art, history, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the West. As such, we have a different focus than a comprehensive museum of African...More

Reviewed March 21, 2018

Not what we expected. This museum has six exhibition rooms with all very different content. This is not you ordinary history museum. So you better check the exhibitions on the website before coming to this museum. The best part: free admission.More

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for visiting the California African American Museum. Our mission is to examine the art, history, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the West. As such, we have a different focus than a comprehensive museum of African American history...More

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Fascinating Lezley Saar exhibition and interesting one of the history and art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora. Enjoyed the video clips of artists and their work. Free admission!

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for visiting! We hope you return soon.

Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

I think it's important first to note that this is not a very large museum but it packs a lot in. I was able to catch the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Women Artists after missing it at the Brooklyn Museum and it was...More

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for visiting CAAM! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 20, 2017

I have never been so disappointed in a major city cultural museum.I don’t even know why the city even bothered to set up that bare, minimal signigicant boring exhibit. My 8 year old God son wanted me to take him there, and after less than...More

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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for visiting the California African American Museum. Our mission is to examine the art, history, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the West. As such, we have a different focus than a comprehensive museum of African American history...More

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