School Group Visits
The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world. Conversation-based tours for K-12 groups center student voices to explore art and ideas together.
The Hammer offers a wide range of artworks for students to discuss; exhibitions change frequently and include the Hammer Contemporary Collection, the Armand Hammer Collection of modern paintings, and the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden on UCLA’s campus. Whichever artworks they discuss, students on Hammer tours build visual literacy and critical thinking skills by looking closely and engaging critically with works of art and ideas. Tours are led by Student Educators, UCLA students from diverse disciplines who bring unique perspectives to the artwork on view. Spanish-speaking educators may be available upon request.
Planning your tour
Tours are one hour long and include discussions of 3-4 artworks. If you’d like to visit the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden on UCLA’s campus, please note that this is an 8-minute drive or 30-minute walk from the Hammer Museum.
For ideas for activities to complete prior to or after your tour, take a look at our Getting Started with Contemporary Art guide on our K–12 Teachers and Students page.
Scheduling Your Tour
Book your tour at least three weeks in advance of your preferred visit date. To schedule your tour and learn more about booking, click the link below.
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A member of the Academic Programs team will follow up with you once your request has been submitted. Tour requests are subject to availability.
Questions? Please call (310) 443-7041 or email email@example.com.
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
School groups of 20 students or fewer can request to view works in The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, which comprises more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books dating from the Renaissance to the present. The all-new Grunwald Center is now open by appointment only, Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm. For further information or to schedule a visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-443-7078.