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What’s New

Tea Talk: Exploring the History and Diversity of Indian Teas

The much-anticipated return of Tea Talk is here! Join us on May 11, 2021 from 6 – 7:30pm PDT for Tea Talk: Exploring the History and Diversity of Indian Teas. We are honored to welcome two Indian tea experts, Husna-Tara Prakash and Shalini Prakash Agarwal who are members of one of India’s pioneering tea-planting families at the Glenburn Tea Estate located high in the Himalayas. Register for FREE here.

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

Happy Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In celebration, join our next Kid’s Story Time Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors on Friday, May 14 @ 4 pm PDT. Miss Rita will be reading Outside, Inside, a story celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, written by LeUyen Pham. Register for free here.

Family Ties Now Available to Watch on YouTube

On April 13, 2021 @ 5 pm PDT, the inaugural program, Adventures in Finding My Family Stories, welcomes moderator Michael Ho who will ask panelists Marisa Louie Lee, Bo-Gay Tong Salvador, and Brian Yee to share their personal experiences with their genealogy adventure. The panelists shared what motivated them to uncover pieces of their family history, their most meaningful discoveries, and what inspires them to continue searching for answers. Click here to watch the recording. 

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.

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