"Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit"
returns for encore presentation Aug. 5
30 new images & family artifacts reveal new insights into photojournalist Paul Kitagaki, Jr.’s work & the resilience of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II 
First presented in 2015, this traveling photography exhibition features contemporary images taken by photojournalist Paul Kitagaki, Jr. echoing historic images by U.S. War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographers who documented the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Updated and expanded, the encore presentation includes 30 new photographs accompanied by audio interviews and a behind-the-scenes video. Additionally, the first-ever public display of artifacts from Kitagaki’s family’s incarceration at the Topaz War Relocation Center provides new insights into personal connections to his work exploring the Japanese concept of “gambatte” (to triumph over adversity).

On view Thurs., Aug. 5-Sun., Nov. 7, 2021. Visit the link below for details.

13th Annual California Hall of Fame artifact exhibit
Through Aug. 8, 2021

Celebrating the lives and legacies of the 13th California Hall of Fame class, this temporary exhibit features artifacts on loan from RuPaul, Tony Hawk, Brandi Chastain, Wolfgang Puck and their fellow inductees.
Fight for the Right:
100 Years of Women Voting
Through Aug. 29, 2021

Developed in collaboration with First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Fight for the Right chronicles the struggle for women's suffrage, drawing parallels to the ongoing fight for equality continuing today. 
The Museum is currently open to visitors Thursday-Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and closed Monday-Wednesday and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Advance discounted tickets are encouraged at a savings of up to $3 off, and masks are required for all visitors over the age of 2, volunteers and staff.

Read our mask extension statement or view our interim visitor policies page for details when planning a visit.
California Museum Live: Fight for the Right
Sat., Aug. 28 • 11 am - 12 pm

Join us for our final "California Museum Live!" on Sat., Aug. 28 at 11 am! This virtual event features a docent-led tour of Fight for the Right: 100 Years of Women Voting. FREE with advance registration for up to 100 participants.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Sat., Sept. 18 • 10 am - 5 pm

FREE admission and complementary activities with advance registration during Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Activities include origami crafts, a scavenger hunt exploring California migration and more. For details or to register starting on Aug. 18, visit the link below.
Tour the Museum's free online exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture