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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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Small exhibition but profound and moving

This centre is free to enter. Staff were friendly. The exhibitions are small but profound and very... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Dani F
Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
via mobile
Lovely Exhibition Space

I'd never been, so decided to traipse down to Exposition Park to visit this museum. The staff was... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Nancy D
Los Angeles, 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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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600 State Dr, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037-1267
+1 213-744-7432
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Reviewed 3 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

Reviewed 5 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

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

Reviewed 28 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

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...More

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

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

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.

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.

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...More

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