Visit us on the 3rd floor of Macy's at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles!
In Memory of Daphne Porter
The Museum of African American Art recently lost a dear friend and longtime board member, Daphne Porter, who served as the museum's treasurer for many years. We will always remember Daphne's humor, dedication, and wisdom. She kept us focused on the bottom line in finance and, more importantly, in life. She led by example. We will miss her dearly.
MAAA Board of Directors March 2014
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!
Join us on Sunday, March 23, from 2 to 5 pm, at the opening reception for an exciting and important one-woman show featuring the work of Buena Johnson!
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.
"I am grateful that my work inspires and pleases others, and humbled to have the gift of art." —Buena Johnson
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.
His Hammer in His Hand, 1944-47
upcoming events | march 2014
Connie Rice Book Signing Sunday, March 16 2:00 – 5:00 pm
MTA Metro Art Artist Opportunity Workshop Monday, March 17 5:00 – 7:00 pm MAAA OPENING RECEPTION Spirit & Soul | The Art of Buena Johnson Sunday, March 23 2:00 – 5:00 pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Bill Byers Art Exhibit & Jazz Sunday, March 30 1:00 – 5:00 pm