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The Legacy of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance
Company: More Than a Business

April 4, 2012 - July 31, 2014
On July 23, 1925 under the leadership of William Nickerson, Jr., Norman O. Houston and George Beavers, Jr., Golden State Guarantee Fund Insurance Company began in a one room office at 1412 Central Avenue. Within three months they had outgrown that space and moved to a storeroom at 3512 Central Avenue. Within three years the company had over... more

March on Washington image

The March on Washington: A Tribute, 50 Years Later
August 27, 2013 - August 24, 2014
It is estimated that 250,000 men and women, black and white, young and old, traveled significant distances to converge on the Washington Monument Mall, and raise their voices in unity to demand jobs, freedom, and equality for all Americans. The August 28, 1963, March on Washington became a watershed moment in the struggle for Civil Rights. CAAM celebrates this historical event with an exhibition featuring... more

Hardtimes, 1991 -  Frank Williams

Recent Acquisitions - Curatorial Selections
June 26, 2014 - September 7, 2014
Demonstrating our continuing efforts to preserve and maintain a wide range of African American history, art and culture, the California African American Museum is proud to present an eclectic sampling of recent additions to our collection and that of our Friends Foundation. This exhibition is an overview of relevant historical objects and artwork donated over several years and as recently as 2014. The exhibit includes... more

The Muse - Line of Scandinavia, 2010

Curvature: Lines and Shapes
July 24, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Curvature: Lines and Shapes
represents the expressive figurative illustrations by two emerging artists, Michael Kilgore and Anthony “Eve” Kemp. Their artistic styles include the influences of Fauvism, Expressionism and Cubism. These varied artworks of bold and simplistic lines to colorful and detailed patterns and shapes celebrate and highlight elements of history, physical features... more

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