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Digital Version of the Hip Hop Zine Available Now!

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop, the zine includes essays, interviews with artist SWANK and Daryl Chou (Firecracker co-founder / producer), a timeline of Asian American MCs and DJs, educational activities, and illustrations by Brenda Chi, Kenny Kong, Lorna Xu, and Andy Yoon. Zine team includes Ninochka McTaggart (co-curator), CAM staff: Kenneth Chan, Janelle Sanglang, and Hannah Yang (zine coordinator & design), and Getty MUI intern Emily Gao. Download the zine, Don’t Believe the Hype: Asian Americans in Hip Hop, here.

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 Americans in Hip Hop

May 18, 2018 through November 4, 2018. Extended through December 9, 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

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

Journeys

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

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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