The Hammer Museum believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.
The first American survey of one of the UK’s most influential artists.
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An intergenerational grouping of artists whose works have rarely been exhibited together.
Fraser's video installation "Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972" highlights how social structures and identities shape our politics.
Los Angeles-based artist Yunhee Min adapts the vibrant abstract imagery of her paintings on canvas to the steps of the Hammer’s lobby staircase, in the first Hammer Project to be oriented on the floor rather than the walls.
This installation explores ideas of colonialism and globalization through the experience of the Xhosa people of South Africa.
Free live concerts and KCRW DJs in the museum’s courtyard. Copresented with KCRW 89.9FM.
PEN America’s Emerging Voices fellows read their works together with introductions by their mentors.
Watch the Democratic presidential debates on the big screen at the Hammer and stay after for a roundtable discussion with political experts.
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Our new restaurant is ideal for a sit-down dinner or casual cocktails and a light daytime meal.
A new entrance, more galleries, and expanded lobby will be completed in late 2020.
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Public programs and exhibitions at the Hammer that have engaged art and ideas on issues of social justice.
This series explored the status of black women and girls in the United States, lifting their voices and stories to find solutions to social injustice. Copresented with the African American Policy Forum
Three historians discuss the past and present of race relations in the United States.
Re-watch one of our most popular programs. In October 2016, Roxane Gay, Andi Zeisler, and the Hammer’s Connie Butler discuss the political, social, and cultural relevance of contemporary feminism.
This digital archive of the 2011–2012 exhibition examines the legacy of African-American artists in L.A., many of whom were connected to civil rights and Black Power movements.
Watch this 2014 program with Sister Simone Campbell who discussed the resurgence of social justice issues in the Catholic Church.
Image: Charles White, Love Letter #1, 1971. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. Photo by Ed Glendinning
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