The Hammer Museum believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.
Opening January 28
An exhibition about the willingness to believe the stories that are conveyed by works of contemporary art.
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Los Angeles-based artist Sam Falls fills the Hammer’s lobby walls with lush landscape paintings made in all of California’s National Forests.
This impressive collection of European and American paintings and drawings reflects the interests and passion of the museum’s founder, Armand Hammer.
Opening Jan 20
This selection of video installations from the Hammer Contemporary Collection features major works by Charles Atlas, Barbara Kruger, and Kara Walker.
Be among the first to see the exhibitions during this party, with galleries open late, music by Awesome Tapes from Africa, a photo booth, cash bar, and food trucks.
One of today’s most astute cultural critics, Roxane Gay is the author of New York Times best-seller Bad Feminist, the novel An Untamed State, and several short story collections.
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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