Originally opened in 1990 to house Dr. Armand Hammer's collection of old master paintings and drawings, the Museum expanded to include thematic contemporary exhibitions, scholarly historical exhibitions, contemporary artists’ projects, and a sculpture garden. It is one of three public art locations for UCLA's School of Arts and Architecture, currently housing over 2,000 artworks in the Contemporary Collection alone.
Artworks show the multi-disciplinary practices of artists working in the area
270+ works in a range of diverse mediums explored for over 50 years
An opportunity to experience the breadth and depth of a pioneering artist’s work
75+ drawings and photographs of his lesser known body of work
Images and sculptures approximate the social reality of racial and economic disparity
Humble materials such as sticks, mud and fabric re-imagined into animals from forgotten places and times
Multiplicity and hierarchy playfully explored through distinctive colors and shapes