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Hammer Museum

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Art Museum, Art Gallery
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10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000
https://hammer.ucla.edu/
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Refine your taste in art with a visit to the Hammer Museum of Art. This museum has a wonderful collection of art classics, such as work from Monet and Rembrandt. However, it is also host to a large ... Read more
collection of contemporary work. However, the contemporary appeal does not end there as the center is a frequent site for cultural events such as poetry readings and film screenings. The museum is inexpensive to visit as it offers several days where admission is free. Also The Hammer is located on the UCLA campus near many attractions such as shops and places to eat after you have enjoyed the museum.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I really enjoy their "disappear here' series! Went here for 2 of the 4 weeks and had a blast. It's free but the drawback is that it gets CRAZY packed and the lines for alcohol = intensely long + expensive. pros and cons right? Haven't been to check out the exhibits but it's awesome to me that they do free events with REAL headliners (tokimonsta, poolside, stones throw fam, etc)

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What do you see when you look into the tunnel like art piece. Does it make you want to step inside or crawl through. It does give that thought to me. I just want to sit in this tunnel and see what people see or let others see me while looking through one side of it. It is a tool on your eyes, either letting you look past what's there or becoming part of it if you were to step inside the space. It could be just a tunnel and nothing more. This is just the description I think of when I see this picture. The rest of the museum is also great and you should go inside because it's free.

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Excellent gallery and cultural center that has a permanent collection and hosts temporary special exhibits of contemporary art. Very edgy and cool place to be - on my list of places to check out when I'm in LA!

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Fun and free. Revolving exhibits are always pretty good. The downside is that it is a bit small. I was able to get through the whole museum quickly

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Irvine, California, USA

During July the Armand Hammer museum host live bands and DJ's. It's free to get in and parking is only $3

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Amazing contemporary art, and they sometimes have concerts. I saw Los Super Elegantes there years back, and had a great time.

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Hammer museum seems to always host super awesome events. I attended at Made in LA free concert that had deep house legends Marques Wyatt and Doc Martin spinning. They literally turned that outdoor courtyard into a dance party.

Definitely need to check out the Hammer more often!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

It's Hammer Time!
I wish I could do this dance at the museum:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwzN4633mpI

One of the things I enjoyed about living in LA, is the huge art culture. I loved the Getty, LACMA, and the art walk. Unfortunately, I never had the time to visit the Hammer; luckily, I got off work early and I has business to do in the Westside so I dropped into the hammer.

Admission is about $10; however, you can get in free with any student id. The museum is rather small. The reason why it's called the Hammer is because this is the founder's art collection. There were about 6 exhibit rooms and each room is rather small. There was an European oil paint section and an Indian section. There is also some weird exhibits like the room with a film reel that just spins through slides really quickly giving anyone that is sensitive to light and images a seizure. Also, there was an exhibit with a Taliban terrorist mannequin and that freaked me out...

They have a cafe shop and souvenir shop as well. The souvenir shop is filled with interest toys for children and a number of art books. If you know some hipster parents (not sure if they exist) then go get their kids stuff from here.

Overall, it's not a terrible museum, it's just very small, you can easily finish it in an hour. Sorry Hammer, you can't touch any of the other art museums in LA.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

One of the nicer museums in Los Angeles, with constant updates to exhibits and installations; whether historical or modern contemporary. It's a stones throw from UCLA and helps demarcate the Westwood village. Their private collection of artworks holds a lot of classical American art.

If you're hungry, I suggest going to Damon & Pythias:Food for the Gods, which is a few blocks north, west. They have the best garlic curly fries.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Founded by Armand Hammer, former Chairman of Occidental Petroleum, the museum is now administered and operated by UCLA. Its exhibitions present contemporary and historical work in all media. Were it not located in a city containing the Huntington, the Norton Simon, the Getty, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hammer Museum would warrant greater attention.

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Local from Long Beach, Calif.

The Hammer is on the smaller side, as museums go. They do offer some pretty interesting exhibits and host a variety of different event, including a summer concert series that will have some great local acts.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This is a great small museum with a wide variety of exhibitions, special cultural events, film screenings, readings and lectures.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

#BeOut

On Thursday, the Hammer Museum is free all day.



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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The best museum in Westwood. Armand Hammer always has excellent exhibits and often hosts free performances (art, music etc)

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Aliases: Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center

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