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What’s New

Commemorating the Legacy of Vincent Chin

Join CAM on June 23, 2021, @ 5 pm PDT for our annual commemoration of Vincent Chin. This year’s panel discussion will pay tribute to Chin’s legacy in the Asian American Movement by igniting an important conversation about telling our stories with authenticity and reverence.

Speakers include moderator Helen Zia, panelists Paula Madison, Lisa Ling, Renee Tajima-Peña, and Donald Young.

Preceding the live panel discussion will be an opportunity for registrants to screen the documentary film “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” by Renee Tajima-Peña and Christine Choy. The film will be available to view on June 22 from 5 pm – 8 pm PDT only. The film length is approximately 1.5 hours. Registration is required to access the film. Click here to register for this free event. 

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, June 16 @ 4 pm PDT. Miss Rita will be reading Bear and Chicken, a funny and clever friendship tale that teaches kids that things are not always as they seem, while learning a thing or two about making soup with a friend. Register here!

Take A Closer Look…

To close off our Year of the Ox online exhibitionwe collaborated with three of the artist from the show to make fun and cute activities for you to do at home! Take a closer look with Dianna Xu, Mark Wang, and Annie Wong. Make sure to download the activities and tag us on Instagram and Facebook to show us your creation.

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.

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  Each... Read more