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Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.

Art That Inspires Change

Hammer Museum

Founded by Dr. Armand Hammer and opened in November 1990, the Hammer Museum is deeply committed to supporting art and artists that create work that challenges visitors of all ages to see the world in a new light, experience the unexpected, and to ignite imaginations through special programs. The Hammer Museum is one of three public arts institutions of the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA, where it offers exhibitions and programs including lectures, symposia, film series, readings, public engagement, and musical performances that create the perfect environment for meaningful interaction with art and ideas. At the Hammer, visitors have the opportunity to experience the Grunwald Center Collection – one of America's finest collections of works on paper – the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, and a growing collection of international contemporary art with a focus on Los Angeles-based artists. The Hammer has a commitment to be open to all by offering free admission to everyone.

GRoW Support


Programming - Hammer Reading Program

Educational Programming


General Operating Support