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What’s New

Upcoming Event: Family Day – Storytime

Join us for Family Day – Storytime on Saturday, April 27 from 11am – 3pm!

Listening and sharing our stories is a great way to learn about each other. Join us for scheduled book readings at the museum. Visit the event page here for more information!

2019 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship

Are you interested in a career in museums and looking for a summer internship? The Chinese American Museum (CAM) is proud to offer two paid, full-time summer internships for qualified undergraduate students from June 2019 to August 2019. Candidates considering a career in museums are strongly encouraged to apply, but candidates from all areas of undergraduate study are welcome.

Click here to learn more about the internship program and how to apply today!

2019 Art Competition

This year’s theme honors the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s completion. Work on the railroad brought over Chinese immigrants from the Guangdong region of China, and marked the first wave of Chinese immigration to the United States. Today, Chinese Americans are not only railroad workers, and perform a wide variety of roles, jobs, and careers. We encourage participants to look around their community, and think about jobs Chinese Americans have done, past and present.

Please visit the link here for details, entry forms, and competition rules.

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

Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua

Current Exhibition- Open until November 10, 2019

Wu Chi-Tsung, 水晶城市系列 CRYSTAL CITY SERIES, 2015, acrylic, light, and kinetic motor, courtesy of the artist. Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua 光之景: 山水畫的當代想像 February 7 – November... 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...