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
Drawings presented as sacred images; sculptures as ceremonial objects
Photographs, historical documents, and other ephemera illuminate California’s struggles over enslavement
19th - 21st century works chart a trajectory of African American family
Highlights this significant civil rights gathering
30 paintings, drawings and collages that visually articulate social dynamics