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What’s New

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.

A Musical Journey feat. the Simpkin Project and Chinee Goldentouch

Join us on Oct. 6th for a evening of reggae music in celebration of VP Records and the Chinese Caribbean diaspora.  Held in conjunction with the Chinese American Museum’s Pacific Standard Time exhibition, “Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art.”

CAM Remembers Tyrus Wong, Beloved Friend and Inspirational Chinese American Artist

In lieu of flowers, the Wong family has asked that donations be made to CAM.

Author Talk and Book Signing with Karen Ishizuka

Join us on Feb. 9th for a book talk with author Karen Ishizuka, author of “Serve the People.”


CAM Launches Biennial Art Competition with C.A.C.A. National

This year’s theme is “Our Community, Our Future.”

Historic Trails, Modern Tales

New sites were added to our historic trails.  Visit for a self-guided tour of Chinatown.  Use your mobile device along the path and explore the histories of the community.

Current Exhibitions

Circles and Circuits II: Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art

September 15, 2017 - March 11, 2018

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art Opens September 15, 2017 Circles and Circuits explores the art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century... 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.

Watch more on Youtube...