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.
Site-specific large-scale wall works
19th - 21st century works chart a trajectory of African American family
Highlights this significant civil rights gathering
Early 20th-century newspaper sheds light on the expansion of Los Angeles' African American community
Works delve into identity, personal memory, and collective history
Profiles of twenty-four revolutionary African American men