First open to the public during the 1984 Olympics, the Museum occupies a 44,000 square foot facility including 3 exhibition galleries and a 14,000 square foot glass ceiling courtyard. Exhibits focus on the history, art, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the western United States.
30 paintings, drawings and collages that visually articulate social dynamics
Lifecycles of care, use and shifting notions of home are mapped in the gallery space
Observations of the landscapes of Los Angeles and Miami
Drawings presented as sacred images; sculptures as ceremonial objects
Photographs, historical documents, and other ephemera illuminate California’s struggles over enslavement
Nuanced, abstract perspectives on the West Coast landscape