Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
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- Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural CenterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 22, 2013
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.
- Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural CenterMay 08, 2013
It's Hammer Time!
I wish I could do this dance at the museum:
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.
- Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural CenterMar 19, 2014
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.
- Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center