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Hammer Museum

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Art Museum
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Open Now·11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue:11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed:11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu:11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri:11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat:11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sun:11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Located on the UCLA campus in Westwood, The Hammer, as it is commonly called, originally opened in 1990 with an extensive collection of fine art featuring paint... more
Located on the UCLA campus in Westwood, The Hammer, as it is commonly called, originally opened in 1990 with an extensive collection of fine art featuring painters such as Monet and Rembrandt. In 2007, the Hammer condensed its collection to its very best pieces and recreated itself to feature the most 'cutting-edge' of contemporary art. Now the museum is filled not just with classic paintings but features poetry readings, political debates, celebrity events and late-night DJ parties that are free to students and young artists. The Hammer Project brings up-and-coming artists to center stage featuring them in solo exhibitions, which supports the Hammer's new image as a leader in contemporary art. Group tours can be arranged by calling or emailing in advance.... less
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  • Joseph A
    3/5/2020
    We decided to see the Hammer Museum and went on Primary Election Day. It was a long bus ride out Wilshire Blvd from the convention center (used the #20 bus) to the UCLA campus. We found entrance free... moreWe decided to see the Hammer Museum and went on Primary Election Day. It was a long bus ride out Wilshire Blvd from the convention center (used the #20 bus) to the UCLA campus. We found entrance free. We checked in and were then able to visit both the permanent collection and the Paul McCarthy exhibition. The lobby gallery showed some recent works and we enjoyed these immensely. We then went upstairs to the permanent collections, which afforded us the opportunity to see the Wonderfull collections and works by some of our favorite artists, we never saw before, and several of which were not obvious in our recognition. We then went to see the rather crude, avant guarde, drawings of McCarthy (not McCartney). The drawings were strikingly sexual and angry in tone and implementation. Most definitely explicit and not for the timid or prudish. Some younger visitors might be upset. All in all worth the trip and visit. The voting at the museum actually added to the spectacle, and the length of the line the youthful age of the voters looked like a wonderful awakening of civic duty.... less
  • GlobalGypsy_13
    2/22/2020
    The hammer Museum that is now part of UCLA is free and at the edge of their campus. The building is modern, and the galleries open into a 2 story courtyard. The Hammer collection is traditional with V... moreThe hammer Museum that is now part of UCLA is free and at the edge of their campus. The building is modern, and the galleries open into a 2 story courtyard. The Hammer collection is traditional with Van Gogh and several Impressionists. Admission is free; validated parking is available on ground level, and they have a large gift shop. Enjoy!... less
  • Al G
    2/9/2020
    The Hammer Museum is located in Westwood Village in Wilshire Boulevard. Next to UCLA and convenient to Beverly Hills. Admission is free. It is a fairly small museum. Unfortunately, when we visited, ... moreThe Hammer Museum is located in Westwood Village in Wilshire Boulevard. Next to UCLA and convenient to Beverly Hills. Admission is free. It is a fairly small museum. Unfortunately, when we visited, several of the galleries were closed as new displays were being established. The main gallery was open. It displays the personal collection of Armand Hammer. There were about forty works, all of outstanding quality, with Van Goghs and a number of impressionists. The day we visited was very quiet, so we were able to enjoy the works at our leisure. There were several other interesting exhibits but this was definitely the highlight. The building itself was worth the visit, open and spacious with a large open central plaza. Incongruously was an area with two table tennis tables! When we visited there were spirited games underway. Another outstanding feature was Audrey at the Hammer a very good indoor/outdoor restaurant. Parking is available underground.... less
  • IlonaD90
    2/5/2020
    Very interesting as regards architecture of building and artworks exposed. Young people giving friendly information; last but not least : a nice coffee shop
  • enjoy0001
    1/17/2020
    Went to Hammer museum with friends to learn and explore. Less queue, easy access and well-illustrated. This a a very nice museum to visit if you have a chance