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What’s New

25th Annual Historymakers Awards Gala and Silent Auction

The Chinese American Museum proudly announces our 25th Annual Historymakers Awards Gala on Thursday, December 16, 2021. The gala’s theme, Collective Resilience: Rising in Unity highlights our honorees’ achievements in amplifying the voices of the Asian American communities through representation and advocacy in media and civic engagement. This virtual event is free to join. To register and learn more, please visit: https://camla.org/historymakers2021

ICYMI: The 150th Anniversary of the Chinese Massacre of 1871

The Chinese American Museum’s weeklong commemorative programming culminated on October 24, 2021 — the 150th anniversary of the Chinese Massacre of 1871. In case you missed any of the virtual panels, discussions, or coverage from this event or throughout the week, click here to catch up.

Collective Resilience Debuts

The Chinese American Museum is re-opening on September 18th with Collective Resilience: Asian American Artists Honoring Our Community’s Strength and Unity. This exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate community accomplishments and look forward to an optimistic future, together. Be sure to catch sneak peeks of the exhibition, gallery, and more on our Instagram at instagram.com/camlaorg

Student-Run, Online Exhibition Launches

Curated by Getty intern Candace Chen and featuring the works of three student-artists, CAM is excited to launch Through Our Lens: The Unification of Asian American Voices at Chapman University. This online exhibition will run from August 27th – December 19th. Explore at https://camla.org/throughourlens!

CAM Re-opens with Limited Hours

And we’re back! We welcome visitors and members new and old to experience our exhibitions in-person. The museum limited hours of operation are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am – 3pm PDT.

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

Journeys

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

Through Our Lens: The Unification of Asian American Voices at Chapman University

Online Exhibition

Through Our Lens: The Unification of Asian American Voices at Chapman University is curated by Candace Chen, one of CAM’s Getty Marrow Interns, as her... Read more

Collective Resilience: Asian American Artists Honoring Our Community’s Strength and Unity

Collective Resilience: Asian American Artists Honoring Our Community’s Strength and Unity In Collective Resilience: Asian American Artists Honoring Our Community’s Strength and Unity seven (7) artists,... Read more