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Welcome to Chinese American Museum Spring / Summer 2019 Event! Our free events provide more choices for everyone, you can participate individually or with your family. click here  here  for more details.


What’s New

Join the Fun for Our First Kid’s Story Time of the New Year!

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, @ 4 pm PST we will continue our partnership with the Chinatown Branch Library to present a short storytime series featuring Asian American-themed stories read by Children’s Librarian, Rita Law.

Next on the series: Miss Rita shares the Chinese folk tale of “The Great Race.” Learn how the Chinese Zodiac came to be as Miss Rita tells the ancient tale through beautifully illustrated books and fun finger puppets!

This storytime is suited for children of all ages with parental supervision.

Kid’s Story Time with CAM is a virtual program hosted on Zoom. Register here.

“An Untold Past” Returns by Delving into the Experience of Chinese in the Caribbean

Join FCAM 1st Vice President Paula Madison along with four scholars @ 5 pm PST on February 2nd as we take a look into the history of the Chinese diaspora in the region. Topics include the formation of intermixed families, syncretism, and art. Together, the fascinating complexities of Caribbean culture make for a unique Chinese diaspora. Register for free 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.

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!

Regular price ends Jan. 4th @ 11:59 pm PST. Be sure to register soon by visiting!

Ground Our Present, Dot Our Future

CAM is once again partnering with Grand Park for their New Year’s Eve celebration, Ground Our Present, Dot Our Future, a public art installation that runs through Jan. 25.

Designed to build community with enrichment, engagement, and dialogue, the art installation features the involvement of seven organizations that have collectively provided more than 74-floor markers (dots) that can be seen throughout the park walkways.

In support of the art installation, CAM has provided 10 quotes from community members Munson Kwok, Bing Liu, Suellen Cheng, Michelle Wong, Paula Williams Madison, Gay Yuen, Michael Truong, Juily Phun, Jenny Dorsey, and Jaclyn Ke Yin Kalkhurst.

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