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What’s New

20th Anniversary Los Angeles Lantern Festival

The Chinese American Museum presents the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Lantern Festival on Saturday, March 6, 2021 starting at 12:00 noon PST. CAM is excited to host this milestone by inviting you to a virtual celebration as we welcome the Year of the Ox with lion dancing, family-friendly activities, and much more!

Register for our FREE event here!

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.

“An Untold Past: Chinese in the Caribbean” is Now Available to Watch on Our YouTube Channel

On February 2nd, FCAM 1st Vice President Paula Madison along with four scholars discussed and shared their knowledge on the many facets of Chinese Caribbean culture in the region and their immigration history. The program has been recorded and archived. You can watch the full recording by following the link here.

Celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of the LA Chinatown Firecracker with Us!

This year’s Firecracker events are virtual with online participation through February 28. Welcome the “Year of the Ox” by registering and joining the CAM team. For each eligible registrant that joins our team, LA Chinatown Firecracker will donate $7 back to CAM. Make sure to join our group/team by selecting ‘CAM’ underneath the team/group menu. Run, Walk, or Bike to support CAM!

Be sure to register soon by visiting!

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