Sharon Lockhart, Untitled, 1997

Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection

  • This is a past exhibition

This exhibition highlights recent acquisitions in the Hammer Museum's collection.

In recent years the Hammer has reaffirmed its commitment to building a collection focused, in part, on the art of the past decade, with an emphasis on Los Angeles. Within the scope of its collecting, the Hammer seeks to narrate a history of the city’s artistic legacies and the relationships these have to the broader field of global contemporary art through a range of media, paying close attention to film/video and works on paper.

This exhibition highlights the ways in which the Hammer continues to build its collections—through generous gifts from donors and artists, as well as timely purchases initiated by the museum’s curators as a result of international travel and research into branches of new and emerging art. The dual nature of this approach provides the museum with a diverse range of holdings and opportunities to display histories of recent artistic practice that are disparate, divergent, and reflective of the broader range of identities, disciplines, and forms that give shape to an idea of contemporary life.

Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection is organized by Aram Moshayedi, curator, with Michael Nock, administrative coordinator.


Magdalena Abakanowicz
Richard Artschwager
John Baldessari
Nayland Blake
Chris Burden
Miguel-Angel Cardenas
Judy Chicago
Ed Clark
Laddie John Dill
Harry Dodge
Charles Gaines
Robert Gober
Richard Hawkins
Jim Hodges
Mike Kelley
Barbara Kruger
Gabriel Kuri
Liz Larner
Sharon Lockhart
Ernest Mancoba
Brice Marden
Rodney McMillian
Julie Mehretu
Matthew Monahan
Daido Moriyama
Kori Newkirk
Cady Noland
Catherine Opie
Robert Overby
Laura Owens
Roland Reiss
Jason Rhoades
Sterling Ruby
Ed Ruscha
Carolee Schneemann
Jim Shaw
Cindy Sherman
Shozo Shimamoto
Kazuo Shiraga
Alexis Smith
Barbara T. Smith
Kiki Smith
Michael E. Smith
Frances Stark
Torey Thornton
Charline von Heyl
Eric Wesley
Bruce and Norman Yonemoto
Jiro Yoshihara
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