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California African American Museum – Virtual Tour

California African American Museum - Virtual Tour

California African American Museum – Virtual Tour

The California African American Museum focuses on the cultural heritage and history of African Americans with a focus on the western United States.

The museum’s mission statement is:

“to research, collect, preserve, and interpret for public enrichment the history, art, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the western United States.”

The museum hosts educational programs of lectures, workshops, programs, and activities that serve school students, museum patrons, and visitors.

The museum offers exhibition galleries, a theater gallery, a sculpture court, a conference center special events room, an archive and research library. 

The California African American Museum’s collection includes over 6,300 objects of art, historical artifacts, and memorabilia, and a research library with more than 20,000 books and other reference materials.

The permanent collection includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, and artifacts representing the contributions of African Americans.

The collection ranges from African art to 19th-century landscape. Along with its permanent collection, museum hosts traveling exhibits from other museums.

California African American Museum - Virtual Tour

Wishing on a Star sculpture by Charles Dickson – California African American Museum

Highlights of the California African American Museum

  • Bronze bust of civil rights activist Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, created by Richmond Barthé
  • Wishing on a Star sculpture by Charles Dickson
  • African Americans in the history of California
  • African American Art
  • African American Historical Artifacts
  • Sculpture court

California African American Museum - Virtual Tour

California African American Museum

California African American Museum – Map

California African American Museum – 360 View

California African American Museum – 360 View

California African American Museum – 360 View

California African American Museum – 360 View

California African American Museum

California African American Museum

California African American Museum

California African American Museum

California African American Museum

California African American Museum

California African American Museum

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“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

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Photo Credit: Photo: Brian Forrest / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Jllm06 / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0); Timtempleton / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

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