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California African American Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Excellent Exhibits

This place was recommended by the people that work at the Museum Of African American Art. It is a... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Brian S
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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 2 weeks ago

A great museum is one that gives you a new perspective or teaches you things you didn’t know. This was the case in my visit to this museum. Great exhibit on Dr King and his visit to LA. Didn’t know the significance of this chapter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanieC
Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and sharing your experiences, Janie! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon at CAAM.

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

The African American museum is located in Exposition Park near the Natural History Museum. Admission is free. The museum usually has art exhibits and history exhibits. When I went they had some wonderful artists I had never seen before. The historic exhibits were interesting ....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this free museum. They had some great art exhibits from various artist and I was really impressed with the layout and structure. The most interesting exhibit was the Gold Rush and how black and mulattos played apart in the development of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 21, 2018

This place was recommended by the people that work at the Museum Of African American Art. It is a fairly large museum with a lot of exhibits. It has a lot of art and also shows a lot of African American history. Not many of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stacey A, Public Relations Manager at California African American Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thanks for visiting! We hope you'll have a chance to return again soon.

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ront590
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank just910
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tiara W
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KrishS_Traveler
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

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michaelerin
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Admission is free. Exposition Park parking is $12 day/$15 night
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