Events & Public Programs

exhibit tours

AAPI Month Exhibit Tours
May 20 & 27, 2023

The Museum is thrilled to announce two special AAPI Month tours of our “Gold Mountain” and “Uprooted” exhibits led by expert docents Doreen Wong and Steve Sasaki. Tours are free with the price of admission, will meet in the lobby, and are offered on a first-come first-served basis for up to 20 attendees. 

“Uprooted: An American Story” guided by Steve Sasaki:
Saturday, May 20: 11:00 am

“Gold Mountain: Chinese Californian Stories” guided by Doreen Wong:
Saturday, May 27: 11:00 am


“Black Pioneers” Exhibit Celebration
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Saturday, July 15, 2023 • 10 am – 2 pm

Join us in celebrating our newest exhibit, “Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West.” On view from June 10 – October 1, 2023, “Black Pioneers” is a traveling exhibit of pictorial quilts by the Women of Color Quilters Network and organized by The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art and Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.

Festivities include:


Docent on Duty

Steve Sasaki, an expert docent at the Museum, would love to share his knowledge with you! Join him in “Uprooted: An American Story” at the times below to hear about his family’s experiences of incarceration during World War II. Steve offers a Q&A as you pass through, or a full guided exhibit tour on topics such as coming to America, life in the incarceration camps, and returning home after WWII.

Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, July 1, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm


Black History Self-Guided Tour

The California Museum presents a Black History Self-Guided Tour featuring a look at Black American contributions to California’s rich history. Focusing on themes of resilience, activism, democracy and community, this exploration of our signature and temporary exhibits highlights the influence of Black Americans in California. Through interactive displays on trailblazing individuals such as Bridget “Biddy” Mason and Venus and Serena Williams, as well as movements and organizations, we discover their indelible and ongoing impact.