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Hard Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and Beyond
August 13, 2015- April 24, 2016
Hard Edged illustrates the rich interplay of tradition, innovation, and individual talent among a group of forty-six visual artists of African descent for whom geometrical abstraction is their choice of expression. Through their abstractions, these artists address such important issues as feminism, identity, colonialism, stereotypes, family relations, and  social justice. Hard Edged presents paintings, sculptures, collages, photographs,... more

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Coloring Independently: 1940’s African American Film Stills from the Collection of the California African American Museum
August 27, 2015- February 28, 2016
CAAM celebrates African American cinematic moments from the 1940’s through an independent lens. This exhibition features over 80 film stills and related photographs from the museum’s unique collection of African American films from the 1940’s, a time of limited character roles and access to the... more

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CAAM Courtyard Series: Metaphors - Charles Dickson
September 24, 2015 - April 10, 2016
Charles Dickson is a prolific artist who is widely known as a public artist with the ability to create studio works ranging from assemblage, functional art and sculptures using various materials such as wood, found objects, metal, and glass. During the creative process Charles Dickson imagines the raw materials before him being transformed into images, elements and shapes that will represent and symbolize the essence of the... more

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Toward Freedom: A Photo Exhibition of the Beta Israel Community in Israel and the Ethiopian Community in Los Angeles
October 1, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Acclaimed photojournalist Irene Fertik shares a decade of images of Ethiopian communities establishing themselves in the environs of Israel and Los Angeles from 1992 through 2012. Through her photographs, Fertik allows us to view the beautiful and complex story of a people facing the challenges of... more

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Nomad: Residency with artist Dominique Moody
December 1 - December 5, 2015
The Nomad narrates Moody’s personal sojourn, her family legacy and a cultural odyssey. Its story melds life and art together as a narrative and serves as a catalyst to conversations about cultural, social, ecological and economic challenges of our times. As an architectural form, its roots have an African-Haitian origin. The Nomad is coming to the California African American Museum...more

The African American Journey West: Permanent Collection

The African American Journey West: Permanent Collection
Currently on view
The African American Journey West: Permanent Collection exhibition features art and artifacts that allow us to trace the African American experience from the western shores of Africa to the rural fields of the southern United States and on to the continent’s western frontier.... more

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