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What’s New

REPRESENT, REPRESENT! Asian Americans in Hip Hop

Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Pico House Courtyard
Join us for a summer evening of music and speakers discussing Asian American representation in the hip hop music industry. Speakers including Arnel Calvario, Jason Chu, DJ Kuttin Kandi, DJ Phatrick, and Richie Traktivist will explore how the community disrupts the passive “model minority” stereotype by pursuing artistic careers in hip hop as dancers, rappers, DJs, and producers and their challenges of navigating the music industry. RSVP via Eventbrite. Find more information on our events page.

New Museum Entrance on N. Los Angeles St.

The Chinese American Museum is proud to announce that it is opening a brand new main entrance to the museum in partnership with El Pueblo Monument. Located at 425 N. Los Angeles St, visitors now enter the museum through the courtyard facing Union Station.

Current Exhibitions

Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian American in Hip Hop

May 18, 2018 through November 4, 2018

Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop examines the genre’s influence of resistance, refuge, and reinvention for Asian American living in the... Read more

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles


Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles, a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American... Read more



This exhibit narrates Chinese immigration to the United States with an emphasis on community settlement in Los Angeles. The display is outlined into four distinct... Read more

Sun Wing Wo General Store and Herb Shop


This exhibition is a recreation of an actual store that was housed in the Garnier Building in the 1890’s. The Sun Wing Wo store opened... Read more

CAM Videos

The Chinese American Museum is proud to present Untold Stories: A Community Oral History Program that highlights the stories of Chinese American extras as part of the Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection exhibition. The highly entertaining oral histories reveal passion and enthusiasm for Hollywood movie-making as well as their resilience in working in an industry not known for promoting diversity.

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