Exhibits at The California Museum

In the permanent exhibits, visitors can hop aboard a bus to hear immigrants tell their stories of coming to California, meet a ghost who recounts his family’s experience in California from the Gold Rush to the present, or step inside a theater to see how Hollywood has portrayed California. But you’ll never see the same thing at The California Museum twice: 6-7 special exhibits highlighting the people and places that make the Golden State unique are introduced annually.


Short-term Exhibits

In addition to long-term signature exhibits, the Museum presents temporary, short-term exhibits highlighting the state’s history, arts and culture of diversity and stories not frequently told.  


¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
July 25 - December 29, 2019

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“¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege” explores the historic censorship, whitewashing, neglect and destruction of Southern California murals from the 1960s and 1970s Chicana/o Movement. Used to express pride and frustration and to challenge the status quo, the murals gave the Mexican American community a voice during an era of limited representation.


Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en Los Campos
March 9 – July 7, 2019

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Making its debut at the California Museum, “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en Los Campos” is a new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution exploring the life and legacy of the legendary Latina activist who broke barriers for more than six decades, starting with her work advocating for farm workers’ rights in the 1960s and 1970s.