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Hammer Museum

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Address: 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone Number: +1 310-443-7000
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Located in the Westwood Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Hammer...

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.

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Nice Museum

I attended the Lawren Harris exhibit here last November and was very impressed with my visit to the museum itself. Easy parking, clean, quiet and free! A huge value and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We may have gotten a poor sample, since many of the exhibits were closed for renovations, but we were not impressed with those that were open. Interesting, but not comprehensive, and not overly well presented, with one excpetion.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

the Hammer Museum is one of my go-to places for wonderful art installations, live music and talks, and an interesting building in itself. and now that it has been FREE for a while..I can go as often as I'd like.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

To be fair much was closed due to renovations. The building is nice and the inside. The exhibits we saw were not great but mind you we are not big art lovers.

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Thank janiceburch
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

It's under renovation so only two rooms available. Just visit it next year is my suggestion. Lots of free museums in LA so you just plan something else instead.

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Thank Yanislav-Mihaylov
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love this wonderful museum for contemporary. The set up feels intimate and peaceful, not overwhelming like some of the larger museums. Always interesting offering, well-curated public programs that includes lectures, readings, conversations, screening, music, and meditation. Wonderful book shop with great selection of books and gif items.

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Thank Beata B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The Hammer is a Los Angeles lodestone to be packed in every family's' trip bag. The ever changing featured artists and exhibits are always expertly researched, comprehensively collected, and intelligently explained to viewers which make it an attractive destination for a family introducing younger members to art culture. The museum's smaller size fits shorter attention spans so small bites for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Hammer opens it's doors for free and it offers rich presentations, wonderful performances ( sometimes accompanies by complimentary food afterwards, food that compliments performance, either from the same region, or somehow connected to composition). There are intellectual discussions on cultural, political and social issue. Plus great collection of contemporary and classical art. There are art lectures at lunch time on... More 

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Thank tani101
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I attended the Lawren Harris exhibit here last November and was very impressed with my visit to the museum itself. Easy parking, clean, quiet and free! A huge value and respectable selections to view.

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Thank Kevin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I had a lovely time at this museum! The show on view at the time, Black Mountain College, was spectacular. The arrangement of the building around a central courtyard featuring a cafe is a welcome surprise. The museum shop features an amazing selection of kids books and toys. Definitely stop by if you have time.

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Thank Katryna C
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Go for the masters collection. Great chance to see European masters work fur free. Ignore the other other displays, they are rarely worth it. No admission so the price is right

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