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California African American Museum

600 State Dr, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1267
+1 213-744-7432
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I have never been so disappointed in a major city cultural museum.I don’t even know why the city... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
Small but mighty

I went for a KCRW event and it was such a small but powerful experience. They had really... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Pasadena, California
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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 exhibitions and public programs for all ages and interest. Admission is free.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“works of art” (3 reviews)
“artists” (6 reviews)
“story” (4 reviews)
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600 State Dr, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1267
+1 213-744-7432
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank travelmogul333
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I went for a KCRW event and it was such a small but powerful experience. They had really interesting exhibits about the African American Experience in LA over the decades.

Thank evelilei
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a free museum located in the Exhibition Park. Not many works of art on display. Most of the rooms were designed to tell a story. After searching for this museum and paying $12 for parking we were very disappointed.

1  Thank Cheryla222_13
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This centre is free to enter. Staff were friendly. The exhibitions are small but profound and very interesting. I felt a mix of anger and sadness along with disbelief of how African Americans were treated. The story of Rodney King and the enduring riots is...More

Thank Dani F
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I'd never been, so decided to traipse down to Exposition Park to visit this museum. The staff was lovely and greeted me so nicely as I entered. Only two galleries were open with two contemporary artist's work. I enjoyed checking them out. Nice high ceilings....More

1  Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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....More

1  Thank kzecb40
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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...More

Thank Juliet L
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank nztraveller168
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....More

Thank 492HappyTraveler
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...More

1  Thank Karen A
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