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What’s New

Studying Our Past, Shaping Our Future #4

CAM invites you to tune in on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm PDT for the fourth panel discussion in the “Studying Our Past, Shaping Our Future” series via Zoom. Join us as we hear from a younger generation about how they navigate life’s challenges during the pandemic.

The majority of the program will be in Mandarin. More information can be found on the flyer here.

Watch “Tea Talk with Lisa See & Linda Louie” on YouTube

Attention all tea lovers and book worms! Last Wednesday on Sept. 23rd, we hosted the premiere of Tea Talk with Lisa See & Linda Louie. We are thrilled to announce that the event has been recorded and archived and is now available to watch on YouTube!

Huge thank you to our speakers, Lisa See, Linda Louie and our moderator, Lan Ong for this unique and exciting program. Stay tuned to see when the next installment of Tea Talk is available for registration. 

Story Time with the Chinatown Branch Library Series #4

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with CAM! Tune in virtually for Kid’s Story Time with CAM on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 @ 4pm PDT! Gather up the little ones and find a cozy spot to join along!  We are continuing our partnership with the Chinatown Branch Library to present a short story time series featuring Asian American themed stories read by Children’s Librarian, Rita Law.     

Next on the series: Miss Rita reads Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Thong.  

Space is limited. Click here to register now!

Racial Justice for all Americans

The Friends of the Chinese American Museum stand in solidarity with the African American community in the fight for justice and liberation. We must combat the anti-Blackness that exists in our communities and work as partners toward dismantling white supremacy. We mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and the countless other Black lives that have been lost to racism and police brutality. (more)

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 info@camla.org. 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