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Hammer Museum

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Neighbourhood: Westside
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Address: 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024-4343
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+1 310-443-7000
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Great for a half-day experience

You can always find some interesting art in this multi-level space, and have a good lunch as well. Free admission.

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While it's nice that there is no admission charge, I paid $12.50 to park. The museum layout is confusing, with all the galleries upstairs. The permanent collection is small, but has a number of nice paintings. The building layout wastes a lot of space and, overall, I found the entire experience a little underwhelming.

Thank Marblehead750
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the Dubuffet exhibit-wow. This museum has great exhibits in Westwood. It's free and always has a couple of great exhibits at the same time. In the summer it has music in the courtyard.

Thank laurie a
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Loved this place , artwork was amazing as was the courtyard whichwas a tranquil oasis of Wilshire , definitely go if you like Modern Art

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you're in the area drop in - entrance is free. Parking however is not - check Hammer's website for rates. Unlike the boring exterior, the museum's interior is contemporary elegant with an inviting sunny inner courtyard. The permanent collection is small yet impressive with a couple works from well known artists to include Van Gogh, Rembrandt. The visiting exhibits... More 

2 Thank wen_to_travel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great free museum, for the art junkies out there there's some pretty amazing art and scenery in the cool shaped building. Highly recommend visiting here if you're into this kind of stuff.

3 Thank Vi S
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

You can always find some interesting art in this multi-level space, and have a good lunch as well. Free admission.

1 Thank mrsirin
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A great place ... too bad most exhibits (except two) were closed due to renovations. The only thing of interest (until End of January) was the gift shop. So many interesting books for adults and children - I could not resist and purchased a few! The building and especially the atrium are interesting and pleasing to the eye. I will... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Hammer museum would be nice if more to seen, wait till January 2017. their is Caribbean art work and Lebanon at the moment.

Thank MonoJ
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

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.

Thank jimbocu70
Los Angeles, California
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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.

Thank Almaz A

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