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Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024-4343

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4.5 out of 5
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  • Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural CenterPro 2014
    Jaak Treiman
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    3 Aug 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.

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  • Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
    King Kevin the VII
    3 May 08, 2013

    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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  • Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
    Chuck Suntalus
    5 Mar 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.

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    Sharon F
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    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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  • Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
    Becky M.
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

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

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    Nicholas D
    5 Jul 04, 2012

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

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    Zhone
    5 Jan 20, 2013
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    #BeOut

    On Thursday, the Hammer Museum is free all day.



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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 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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