With 20 exhibitions and 300 events a year, there’s always something to see at the Hammer Museum.
The much-anticipated first North American retrospective of this compelling, inventive, and complex visual artist, performer, poet, essayist, and activist.
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This lobby installation engages Food & Water Watch and the South Central Farm—two organizations that embody global and local concerns for affordable access to healthy food and clean water.
This exhibition presents a small selection of works by Liz Craft from the Hammer Contemporary Collection.
Opening May 6
This series of collaborative works represents a world populated by Japanese idols, monsters, and ancient deities set amid icons from popular Japanese “bullet hell” arcade games.
About one hundred works on paper from the artist’s most innovative years.
This series examines the events and after-effects of the L.A. uprising on its 25th anniversary.
This film series explores successful grassroots political movements around the world, offering both inspiration and strategies for the current political moment.
Books and products that celebrate fine artistry, excellent design, and exceptional craftsmanship.
AMMO features fresh, local fare in our tranquil courtyard.
By 2020, we will add 40,000 square feet and dramatic new visibility along Wilshire Boulevard.
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Public programs and exhibitions at the Hammer that have engaged art and ideas on issues of social justice.
"Show up, dive in, stay at it": Post-Election Community Gathering
This public forum featured speakers from Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, and UCLA.
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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