Visit us on the 3rd floor of Macy's at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles!
The Museum of African American Art sustained water damage during rain in early March. As a result, the Main Gallery is currently closed. The exhibit scheduled to open on March 23rd has been postponed, pending repairs by Macy's. The Event Hall (now showing the Palmer Hayden Collection) and the Gift Shop remain open during our regular hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.
welcome to maaa
Welcome to The Museum of African American Art (MAAA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit museum located on the 3rd floor of Macy's at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. Our unique art space allows us to exhibit the work of world-renowned artists as well as emerging local artists, while keeping art accessible to the public for FREE. We are also home to the internationally recognized Palmer Hayden Collection, featuring the John Henry series. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events! SignupforMAAA email updates >>
palmer hayden essay contest
We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Palmer Hayden Essay Contest!
FIRST PLACE COLLEGE STUDENT
Santa Monica College
FIRST PLACE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
Bishop Montgomery High School
Congratulations to our winners, and many thanks to all the other students who submitted their essays. (No middle school student essays were submitted.) View essay contest rules (PDF) >>
SPIRIT & SOUL | THE ART OF BUENA JOHNSON New Date TBA — June 29, 2014
Please check back with us for the new date of the opening reception for this exciting one-woman show featuring the work of Buena Johnson!
(Originally scheduled for Sunday, March 23, the exhibit opening has been postponed due to rain damage in the MAAA main gallery.)
Buena Johnson has received widespread recognition for her legendary jazz, blues, and gospel fine art as well as her many commissioned portraits. Her clients include Halle Berry, Arianna Huffington, Bernard & Shirley Kinsey, Oprah Winfrey, Dick Van Dyke, Queen Latifah, Barbara Sinatra, and many others.
Experience this celebrated collection of 40 oil paintings by Harlem Renaissance artist Palmer Hayden, including the 12 paintings known as the "Ballad of John Henry Series," which chronicle the life of folk hero John Henry and his famous race against the steam drill.
The Palmer Hayden Collection is part of the permanent collection at The Museum of African American Art.