THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART(MAAA)remains closed to the public while we implement COVID-19 public safety measures. In accordance with city, county, and state guidelines for indoor museums during the pandemic, MAAA was required to remain closed from March 2020 until Los Angeles moved from the "Purple Tier" to the "Red Tier" on March 15, 2021. In the "Red Tier," indoor museums are allowed to open at a limited 25-percent capacity.
In preparation for reopening, we are implementing the required public safety protocols in our space and completing special museum projects that we started during the shutdown. We appreciate your continued support as we prepare to welcome visitors back into the museum when it is safer—and when we are ready.
MAAA is located on the third floor of Macy's at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. After Macy's closed its stores on March 18, 2020, the Macy's Baldwin Hills location reopened to the public on June 8, 2020, and has remained open since that time. The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping mall closed its main mall space on March 20, 2020, reopened on June 15, 2020, and was required to close again on July 13, 2020. The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall then reopened again on Friday, October 9, 2020, and has remained open.
MAAA Online Exhibits
We invite you to view a slideshow of our most recent in-person 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.
For Teachers & 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.