We appreciate your support during the temporary closure of THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health crisis. We canceled all group events (both museum-sponsored and private rentals) on March 13, 2020, and we have been closed to the public as of March 18. As you know, our museum is located on the third floor of Macy's at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. Macy's temporarily closed its stores on March 18, and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw temporarily closed its main mall space on March 20. We will continue to provide updates about the museum on this page and through our social media. We look forward to sharing the new ways we are connecting with our community.
The COVID-19 public health crisis has affected the museum's scheduled events for March, April, and May 2020. The March 14th MAAA theater trip to see Veils the Musical at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center was canceled, and refunds will be issued to those who purchased their tickets from MAAA. The April 25th book signing with Terry McMillan for her latest novel It's Not All Down Hill From Here will be rescheduled for a later date. The MAAAEssential Senegal trip (May 16–25) has been canceled due to the international travel advisory issued by the U.S. State Department.
Private Event Rentals
As of March 13, 2020, all private events booked with THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART have been canceled. We are not accepting any new event rentals at this time. We will notify you when we are able to resume booking private events at MAAA.
MAAA Exhibits Online
We invite you to view a slideshow of our current exhibit, No Crystal Stair: The Photography of John Simmons, ASC. Please also take some time to explore our online exhibits on the Google Arts & Culture platform featuring the Palmer C. Hayden Collection and the John Henry Series, which are part of our permanent collection.
Resources For Educators
THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART has curated two online exhibits on the Google Arts & Culture platform. With detailed text panels, our online exhibits are ready to use as part of your "remote learning" curriculum. The exhibits can be viewed directly on our Palmer Hayden Collection page or on the Google Arts & Culture platform. The Palmer C. Hayden Collection exhibit features 40 paintings (in seven themed subsections), while the John Henry Series exhibit features 15 paintings. The Palmer C. Hayden Collection exhibit is comprehensive and includes all the paintings in the John Henry Series exhibit.