Hammer Museum, located in Los Angeles, CA, is a museum that showcases art and culture to the public. The founder of this museum is Arnold Hammer, who built the building in honor of his wife after she died. Since then, he has been offering a place for every artist to expose their artworks- from sculptures to paintings to other arts.
Hammer Museum is famous for the art collection of Arnold Hammer, as he is a businessperson who has been collecting artwork from all over the world. He is an art collector who had thousands of dollars just for purchasing arts and artifacts. Every year, he added new pieces to his collection- including paintings that were made by famous artists such as Salvador Dalí and Claude Monet.
Hammer Museum Exhibitions
Hammer Museum, as a place for arts and culture, often offers exhibitions to the public. There are exhibitions that last for a few days or up to three weeks. Some of the exhibitions shown in this museum include:
The Car Show – it features amazing cars from all over the world. This show is held annually and famous artists such as Jay Leno and Adam Carolla attended the event.
The Art of Video Games – this is an exhibition that features video games such as "Super Mario Bros." and "Mortal Kombat". This show is often visited by video game enthusiasts.
Posters From The Underground Music Scene, the 1980s-90s – this shows poster designs from the underground music scene of the 80s-90s. This includes designs from Depeche Mode, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and more.
Four Women Photographers – this exhibition features works from four women photographers including Lee Friedlander, Berenice Abbott, Dorothea Lange, and Ophan Maymiya. It was held on August 12, 2015.
Free Days and Free Nights at Hammer Museum – this is a program that allows the public to access the museum for no charge. This is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm, as well as on the first Sunday of every month from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.
The Hammer Conversations – this is an exhibition that features artists who discuss their work and experiences.
Hammer Museum Educational Programs
Hammer Museum, as a place for arts and culture, also offers various educational programs to the public. Some of the programs offered by the museum include:
The Young Artists Program – aims to engage children through art workshops and other activities. The program is designed for children ages 4-11 years old.
The High School Studio Program – the purpose of this program is to enable high school students to learn about the arts. This program is designed for seniors who are interested in developing their talents through various workshops offered by the Hammer Museum.
The Adult Studio Program – this program offers art workshops for adults. Workshop topics include writing, film making, art-making, and more.
Tours and Workshops at Hammer - these are weekly tours that allow the public to explore the museum.