Get Ready Los Angeles for America I Am!

America I Am:
The African American Imprint

Los Angeles will be home to the west coast debut of America I AM: The African American Imprint, a touring exhibition presented by Tavis Smiley and the Tavis Smiley Foundation. For more information on the exhibit see earlier post on this blog. The America I AM exhibit is organized by Cincinnati Museum Center and Arts and Exhibitions International (AEI), a division of AEG Live. AEI also organized the King Tut exhibition that drew nearly 1 million visitors to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 2005.

The showing at the California Science Center from October 30, 2009 to April 10, 2010, will be the third stop on the exhibition’s 10-city, four-year tour, following Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center and the Atlanta Civic Center. "We are pleased to host this exhibition, together with RACE: Are We So Different? and related programming with the California African American Museum,” notes Jeffrey Rudolph, president of the California Science Center. “The two exhibitions are complementary; America I Am highlights the contributions of African Americans and opens a dialogue about our collective experience and the RACE exhibit encourages guests to explore the science and everyday impact of race and racism.”

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p. Tickets for America I AM: The African American Imprint are currently on sale. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets by phone at 213-744-2019 or at For more information on ticket prices please visit


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