The Hammer Museum, which is affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles, is an art museum and cultural center known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs. Founded in 1990 by the entrepreneur-industrialist Armand Hammer to house his personal art collection, the museum has since expanded its scope to become "the hippest and most culturally relevant institution in town." Particularly important among the museum's critically acclaimed exhibitions are presentations of both historically over-looked and emerging contemporary artists. The Hammer Museum also hosts over 300 programs throughout the year, from lectures, symposia, and readings to concerts and film screenings. As of February 2014, the museum's collections, exhibitions, and programs are completely free to all visitors.Download Download See more
Tue - Fri: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat, Sun: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The museum offers a 60-min tour, a 20/20 min tour and self-guided tours. Reservation needed 3 weeks in advance. Free tours led by students are held on Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. without any reservation necessary.
Seniors (65+): $5
Free admission: Students, Children (under 17 with parents), Military and every Thursday for everyone.