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The fourth iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition, which continues to highlight the practices of artists working throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
This selection of video installations from the Hammer Contemporary Collection features major works by Charles Atlas, Barbara Kruger, and Kara Walker.
In her newest body of work, Molly Lowe focuses on the ways in which social media has impacted all of us, altering our sense of reality, community, and ourselves.
Through an installation of audiovisual works, Lawrence Abu Hamdan continues an ongoing acoustic investigation into a Syrian military prison north of Damascus.
K.A.M.P. is a unique family fundraiser that provides kids the chance to be creative with contemporary artists. Tickets on sale now.
The Black Book is a series of programs that chronicles black life and thought through literature, cinema, and other media.
Books and products that celebrate fine artistry, excellent design, and exceptional craftsmanship.
Our latest Hammer Store pop-up by Lisa Eisner and Louis Eisner is an homage to artist Bruce Conner.
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.
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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