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.
|Venue name:||Hammer Museum|
10899 Wilshire Blvd
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm|
Organized by The Museum of Modern Art and presented by the Hammer Museum, The Contenders series presents ten influential, innovative films made in the past 12 months that MoMA's Department of Film believe are destined for big things (whether that means...Mon January 5th 2015 - Tue January 13th 2015 FreeREAD MORE10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles Los Angeles