THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART(MAAA)remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In preparation for reopening, we are implementing the required public safety protocols. We appreciate your continued support as we prepare to welcome visitors back into the museum under the appropriate city, county, and state guidelines for museums.
MAAA is located on the third floor of Macy's at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. The Macy's Baldwin Hills location reopened to the public on June 8, after closing its stores on March 18. The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping mall closed its main mall space on March 20, reopened on June 15, and was required to close again to comply with Governor Newsom's orders on July 13. The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall reopened on Friday, October 9, 2020.
MAAA Exhibits Online
We invite you to view a slideshow of our most recent exhibit No Crystal Stair: The Photography of John Simmons ASC, which was featured at MAAA from November 2019 through March 2020. 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.
MAAA 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.