Time Out says
Industrialist Armand Hammer founded this museum, primarily to house his own collection. Now, under the ownership of UCLA, the Hammer stages fascinating themed shows of modern art, photography and design. The former have included everything from video installations to American comic art; the latter are often drawn from UCLA's Grunwald collection of graphic arts. The shows are supplemented by the Hammer Projects series, focused on emerging artists; works from Hammer's collections; and an excellent, largely free events program that takes in music, films, symposia and so on. Committed to showcasing the works of underrepresented artists from all over the world, the Hammer's multimedia exhibits rotate frequently, so it's worth checking the calendar often. Admission is free on Thursdays, and the museum's open-air courtyard cafe, Ammo, makes for a great post-gallery pit stop.
Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd
What's on at Hammer Museum
Photography, Digital & interactive, Mixed media
- Critics' pick
The second in an ongoing series of biennial exhibitions focuses on work created by 35 emerging and under-recognized LA artists. Within every gallery of The Hammer Museum, you'll find debut and recent work across all mediums: painting, installation, video,...
At the turn of the 20th century, images of women dominated French graphic arts but they weren't always the stylish, upper class ladies who reclined or relaxed with a cup of tea. This was a period of social upheaval, so this exhibition, part of the Elisabeth...