The Hammer Museum believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.
The vibrant abstract imagery of Min's paintings on the Hammer’s lobby staircase; the first Hammer Project to be oriented on the floor rather than the walls.
This intimate exhibition centers Black American domesticity and place making.
This impressive collection of European and American paintings and drawings reflects the interests and passion of the museum’s founder, Armand Hammer.
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The most comprehensive retrospective of the prolific painter and long-revered teacher.
Pittman is joined in conversation by the Hammer’s chief curator Connie Butler, who organized the the artist’s retrospective.
Free and open to the public, with food trucks, cash bar, and live music all night.
Susan Neiman is the author of 'Learning from the Germans' and Brenda Stevenson wrote 'What is Slavery?'
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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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