The Hammer Museum believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.
The most comprehensive West Coast exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper, featuring more than 270 works from the wide range of mediums that Piper has explored for over 50 years.
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Over 75 drawings and photographs that shed new light on Hugo’s experimental and enigmatic practice as a draftsman.
This impressive collection of European and American paintings and drawings reflects the interests and passion of the museum’s founder, Armand Hammer.
Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass creates a site-specific mural for the Hammer’s lobby wall.
The Hammer is an official polling place for the November 6 General Election.
A multimedia celebration of Victor Hugo’s writing, in which performers bring to life Hugo's novels, plays, poems, speeches, and political essays.
This yearlong series explores the technology, infrastructure, and ideas that can transform the region and make Los Angeles the first entirely sustainable megacity in the United States.
Books and products that celebrate fine artistry, excellent design, and exceptional craftsmanship.
Enjoy simplethings and Devoción coffee while our cafe is under renovation.
Hammer launches $180 million capital campaign with lead gift from Lynda and Stewart Resnick
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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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