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What’s New

Kid’s Story Time Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors

Join our next Kid’s Story Time Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors on Wednesday, April 14 @ 4 pm PDT. Miss Rita will be reading Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, written by Natasha Yim and illustrated by Grace Zong. The book is a fun and festive story that retells the tale of  Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Register for free here. 

Y.C. Hong Documentary Screening and Discussion

Join us for a screening of the documentary film, “A Chinese American Giant: The Y.C. Hong Story” followed by an insightful panel discussion that will take place on April 20th at 5 pm PDT.

Register for free at

All registrants to the panel discussion will receive a link to view the documentary one week before the event. The documentary will be accessible during that window of time to view at your convenience.

Family Ties: Adventures in Finding My Family Stories

Join CAM and the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California on April 13, 2021, at 5 pm PDT for the inaugural program, Family Ties: Adventures in Finding My Family Stories. Moderator Michael Ho will ask panelists Marisa Louie Lee, Bo-Gay Tong Salvador, and Brian Yee to share their personal experiences with their genealogy adventure. Register for free by following the link here


Standing Together Against Hate 團結一致反對仇恨

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Chinese American Museum are sickened by the news that eight innocent victims, including six Asian American women, were murdered at the hands of a gunman who went on a killing spree March 16, targeting three Atlanta, Georgia area spas.

Our hearts are broken over these senseless deaths, and we grieve alongside the families and friends of the victims.

Online Exhibition Now Open

Click here to view the Year of the Ox exhibition. The exhibition will run from March 6 to June 6, 2021.

This exhibition is organized by the Chinese American Museum in partnership with Albert Chau (@grumpybert). Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Friends of the Chinese American Museum, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and El Pueblo Historical Monument.

20th Anniversary Los Angeles Lantern Festival

Thank you for watching our first-ever virtual Los Angeles Lantern Festival! Huge thank you to all our wonderful performers and artists.

If you missed it, you can continue to re-watch the event at

Thank you to all our generous sponsors:

– Friends of the Chinese American Museum
– Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
– El Pueblo Historical Monument
– FCAM Board President Dr. Gay Q. Yuen
– Los Angeles Lantern Festival Event Producer, Jaclyn Kalkhurst

Calling all Student Artists and Creatives!

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the Chinese American Museum are excited to announce the biennial nation-wide Art Competition for students during the 2020-2021 school year. The prompt is “who is your hero this year and why?” The deadline for submission is April 30, 2021. For more information and how to enter, click here.

A Notice to Our Supporters

Following directives from local, state, and federal governments, the staff will not be in the office. We will not be able to check our mailbox daily. Any communications via physical mail is expected to be delayed. If you need assistance, please call 213.485.8484 or email We apologize for any inconvenience.

Current Exhibitions

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

Permanent Exhibition

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


Permanent Exhibition

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

Permanent Exhibition

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

Year of the Ox 2021

Online Exhibition

  The Chinese American Museum welcomes the Year of the Metal Ox with an online exhibition featuring fourteen (14) Asian American artists throughout the nation.   Visit the Exhibition by Clicking Here ... Read more