|The California African-American Museum has been celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to society since its charter in 1977 by the State of California. The current building was designed by African American architects Jack Haywood and Vincent Proby and opened to the public during the 1984 Olympic Games.
Although small in size, the Museum is large and eclectic in scope. Recent exhibits have included a biographical retrospective of the jazz genius Duke Ellington including his instruments and hand-written compositions, an exhibit exploring hair in African art and culture, and an historical overview of African-Americans journey to the West in the 19th century. Always fresh, always vibrant, the California African-American Museum offers a full calendar of lectures, concerts and special events.
Location: 600 State Dr./Exposition Park
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New YearOs Day