THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 health crisis. In preparation for reopening, we are in the process of implementing the required public safety protocols in our space. We appreciate your support as we prepare to welcome visitors back into the museum under the appropriate safety guidelines.
MAAA is located on the third floor of Macy's at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. 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 COVID-19 public health crisis affected the museum's scheduled events for March, April, and May 2020. The March 14th MAAA trip to see Veils the Musical at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center was canceled, and refunds were 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 was also canceled. The MAAAEssential Senegal trip (May 16–25) was canceled in March due to the international travel advisory issued by the U.S. State Department, and the maximum possible refund was issued to all scheduled travelers.
Private Event Rentals
At this time, we are not accepting any new event rentals. We will notify you when we are able to resume booking private events at MAAA. We canceled all group events (both museum-sponsored and private rentals) on March 13, 2020, and we have been closed to the public since March 18.
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.