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Chinese American Museum

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425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States
April 2017
April 28 - December 31
$2

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities is a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley. Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.

April 28 - June 11
$2

Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s

Who is “Asian American”? How did we come into this shifting and expansive idea? Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s is the first exhibition to collect and present this history, arguing that the past helps give meaning to the present and future of our communities. Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 28 - December 31
$2

Sun Wing Wo General Store and Herb Shop

This exhibition is a recreation of an actual store that was housed in the Garnier Building in the 1890’s. The Sun Wing Wo store opened in 1891 and remained in this building until 1948. The store was a multi-purpose space that showed how self-sufficient the Chinese were and had to be due to racism and discrimination, while also being responsive to the needs of their community. Even though the store predominantly served the Chinese, there were European, Japanese, and Mexican…


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