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What’s New

Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China | A Discussion with Paula Madison

In partnership with Cal State LA, CAM hosts Paula Madison on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the campus’ University Student Union Theater.

CAM’s Lantern Festival Turns 15

Save the Date! Our 15th Annual Lantern Festival will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from Noon – 7:00pm. Stay tuned for more information.

Join the Team

CAM seeks a grant writer to expand our team

New Internship Available

Join the CAM Family as our Special Events Intern!

Historic Trails, Modern Tales

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

Current Exhibitions

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Tales of the Distant Past: The Story of Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora (A Tribute from the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals of Hong Kong)

October 6, 2015 - October 9, 2016

Millions of Chinese have emigrated overseas since the 1850s. Although known more for its pivotal position as a port city, Hong Kong was also a... Read more

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

On-going

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

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Journeys

On-going

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

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Sun Wing Wo General Store and Herb Shop

On-going

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...

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