Los Angeles

United States

10899 Wilshire Blvd
CA 90024
Phone: 310.443.7000
Website: http://www.hammer.ucla.ed

Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum explores the capacity of art to enhance the full range of human experience. Through its collections, exhibitions, and programs the Hammer illuminates the depth and diversity of artistic expression through the centuries, with a special emphasis on the art of our time. At the core of the Hammer’s mission is the recognition that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of culture and society. As cultural center, the Museum advances UCLA's mission by contributing to the intellectual life of the campus and the community at large.

Permanent Collection

The Armand Hammer Collection
A selection of paintings and works on paper from the Armand Hammer Collection is permanently on view, and includes works by French nineteenth-century masters, European old master paintings, and work by American artists from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. Works include important Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings by such artists as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent van Gogh, as well as examples by Rembrand van Rijn, Gustave Moreau, Henri Fantin-Latour, and many others.

Hammer Contemporary Collection
The Hammer Museum has launched a new initiative to build a collection of contemporary art. This new collection is led by works on paper, particularly drawings and photographs, but also includes painting, sculpture, and media arts. The emphasis of the Hammer Contemporary Collection is on works created since the 1960s, with particular focus on art of the last 10 years.

Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection
The Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection is one of the most extensive collections of prints, drawings, paintings, and sculpture by the nineteenth-century French satirist Honoré Daumier. Also included are prints and drawings by many of Daumier's fellow nineteenth-century caricaturists. This collection provides a humorous window onto politics, culture, and day-to-day life in nineteenth-century France.

UCLA Grunwald Center
The Grunwald Center's holdings comprise more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists' books dating from the Renaissance to the present. Established in 1956 with a substantial gift of prints and drawings by Fred G...+ [ Read all ]


Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists
Through September 2, 2007

Hammer Projects
Song Kun
Through September 16, 2007

Terry Haggerty
July 15, 2007 - January 6, 2008

Previous Exhibitions

Vija Celmins
A Drawings Retrospective
January 28 - April 22, 2007

Mathias Poledna
Crystal Palace
January 28 - April 22, 2007

Exhibitions (9)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Francis Alÿs: Politics of Rehearsal
September 30, 2007 - February 10, 2008

Extraordinary Exhibitions: Broadsides from the Collection of Ricky Jay
August 26 - November. 25, 2007


Regular Admission
$5 Adults
$3 Seniors (65+) and UCLA Alumni Association Members with ID
Free for Museum members, students with ID, UCLA faculty and staff, and visitors 17 and under accompanied by an adult
Free on Thursdays for all visitors

Closed Mondays, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

For more information about the Museum, write to info@hammer.ucla.edu. or call our automated information line at 310.443.7000

Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 11am-7 pm
Thu 11am-9 pm
Sun 11am-5 pm

Getting there

The Museum is located at the northeast corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards in Westwood Village, 3 blocks east of the 405 freeway's Wilshire Boulevard exit.

The UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts is located on the upper level of the Museum. An elevator to the galleries and the garden courtyard provides easy access for wheelchairs. The Grunwald Center is open by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Please call 310.443.7078 to schedule a visit.

Parking is available under the Museum. Rates are $3 for the first three hours with Museum stamp; $1.50 for each additional 20 minutes.

There is a $3 flat rate after 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Parking for people with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3.

Museum internal and external photos (3)

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All school groups are admitted free of charge. We request that the student-chaperone ratio for school groups be as follows: 6:1 for grades 2–5, 10:1 for grades 6–9, and 15:1 for grades 10–12.

School groups can also visit 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 Grunwald Center Study Room is open to middle school students and up, by appointment only. For further information or to schedule a visit please call 310-443-7078.