Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Located in the Westwood Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Hammer Museum presents exhibitions of contemporary and historical work in all media of the visual arts plus a full roster of free public programs including film screenings, performances, lectures, readings, and panel discussions on current social issues. Admission to the museum is free.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • john28London
    London, United Kingdom425 contributions
    A very interesting collection
    I’m not a great fan of contemporary art but this collection is very interesting and is beautifully displayed . Also, the 19th and 17th century pieces are of the highest quality, The Hammer itself is a lovely building with a delightful courtyard where you can eat. The museum shop is excellent Definitely worth a visit
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, District of Columbia5,931 contributions
    Small art museum but does contain some classics so worth a visit
    While visiting LA, visited this museum while also visiting the LA County Art Museum afterwards. The museum is small and I only liked the permanent collection for the classics. Not a fan of the more modern exhibits. There are a some paints by Rembrandt and few impressionist like Sisely and van Gogh to make the visit worth it. But probably would not visit again if in LA in the future.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Alireza123
    Tehran, Iran761 contributions
    Lovely dynamic museum
    I like this museum very much. This time " Made in LA 2023" Well designed building ,free entrance, dynamic . Nice coffee shop. Every time I go to LA , I go to Hammer.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 October 2023
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Alireza123
Tehran, Iran761 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
I like this museum very much.
This time " Made in LA 2023"
Well designed building ,free entrance, dynamic .
Nice coffee shop.
Every time I go to LA , I go to Hammer.
Written 21 October 2023
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CodyDC
Washington DC, DC5,931 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
While visiting LA, visited this museum while also visiting the LA County Art Museum afterwards. The museum is small and I only liked the permanent collection for the classics. Not a fan of the more modern exhibits. There are a some paints by Rembrandt and few impressionist like Sisely and van Gogh to make the visit worth it. But probably would not visit again if in LA in the future.
Written 30 August 2023
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john28London
London, UK425 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
I’m not a great fan of contemporary art but this collection is very interesting and is beautifully displayed . Also, the 19th and 17th century pieces are of the highest quality,
The Hammer itself is a lovely building with a delightful courtyard where you can eat.
The museum shop is excellent
Definitely worth a visit
Written 4 August 2023
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Jodi S
Santa Monica, CA1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
Newly updated, always enjoyable. The new laser sculpture is great fun. The restaurant has lovely ambience, and the courtyard is delightful...and its free.
Written 13 April 2023
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jeffrey k
Needham, MA587 contributions
Jun 2022
This is a favorite. There is a core of Hammer's classical art, Rembrandt, impressionists. Some key Daumier's.

Then, there are galleries with a variety of contemporary art, some of the edgiest one will find in any LA museum. Well presented. Friendly staff. Good layout. Good, comfortable facilities and lighting.

Some reconstruction going on at this time, but it does not affect the overall museum experience. Parking is easy below the museum, entry on Westwood or Gayley.
Written 30 June 2022
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George Vreeland Hill
Beverly Hills, CA1,618 contributions
Feb 2020
I love The Hammer.
They have amazing works of art that inspire.
Legends are here as well including Rembrandt.
It's free and well worth the time.
Enjoy.
George Vreeland Hill
Written 19 October 2020
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S C
Vacaville, CA9 contributions
Jan 2020
This amazing museum is free & has an incredible collection of artwork from a variety of classic painters. I was truly astounded at the vvariety of original works of art I was able to see from the private collection of Armand Hammer. The bathrooms are a work of art, as well!
Written 27 July 2020
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Joseph A
Warren, NJ126 contributions
Mar 2020
We decided to see the Hammer Museum and went on Primary Election Day. It was a long bus ride out Wilshire Blvd from the convention center (used the #20 bus) to the UCLA campus. We found entrance free. We checked in and were then able to visit both the permanent collection and the Paul McCarthy exhibition. The lobby gallery showed some recent works and we enjoyed these immensely. We then went upstairs to the permanent collections, which afforded us the opportunity to see the Wonderfull collections and works by some of our favorite artists, we never saw before, and several of which were not obvious in our recognition. We then went to see the rather crude, avant guarde, drawings of McCarthy (not McCartney). The drawings were strikingly sexual and angry in tone and implementation. Most definitely explicit and not for the timid or prudish. Some younger visitors might be upset. All in all worth the trip and visit. The voting at the museum actually added to the spectacle, and the length of the line the youthful age of the voters looked like a wonderful awakening of civic duty.
Written 5 March 2020
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,689 contributions
Feb 2020
The hammer Museum that is now part of UCLA is free and at the edge of their campus. The building is modern, and the galleries open into a 2 story courtyard. The Hammer collection is traditional with Van Gogh and several Impressionists. Admission is free; validated parking is available on ground level, and they have a large gift shop. Enjoy!
Written 21 February 2020
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Al G
Ottawa, Canada117 contributions
Jan 2020
The Hammer Museum is located in Westwood Village in Wilshire Boulevard. Next to UCLA and convenient to Beverly Hills.

Admission is free.

It is a fairly small museum. Unfortunately, when we visited, several of the galleries were closed as new displays were being established.

The main gallery was open. It displays the personal collection of Armand Hammer. There were about forty works, all of outstanding quality, with Van Goghs and a number of impressionists. The day we visited was very quiet, so we were able to enjoy the works at our leisure. There were several other interesting exhibits but this was definitely the highlight.

The building itself was worth the visit, open and spacious with a large open central plaza. Incongruously was an area with two table tennis tables! When we visited there were spirited games underway.

Another outstanding feature was Audrey at the Hammer a very good indoor/outdoor restaurant.

Parking is available underground.
Written 9 February 2020
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Glad you had a nice visit, Al!
Written 10 February 2020
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