California African American Museum
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1981, this 44,000 suare feet structure designed by Vince Proby and Jack Haywood, is a fixture in Exposition Park. Exterior improvements to the museum were made in 2003. As LA’s principal museum for renown black artists and sculptors, the venue often hosts large touring exhibits in addition to its large visual arts collections. Among its collections are 19th Century Naturalistic Landscape painting by Edward Bannister, Robert Scott Duncanson and Grafton Tyler Brown, as well as Harlem Renaissance and Contemporary art by Sargent Johnson, Charles White, Beulah Woodard, Noah Purifoy, John Outterbridge, Betye Saar, John T. Riddle and David Hammons. The African, Haitian, Jamaican and Brazilian artwork collections have also expanded in recent years. The Los Angeles Black History artifacts are notable. Between December 26-January celebrate one of the largest Kwanzaa festivities in the city. The museum keeps a very active calendar of touring shows and events.
ADMISSION: Free; sponsoring members receive extra benefits
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: $8 in adjacent garage
RAPID TRANSIT: Expo Park-USC Metro Station