Hammer Museum - UCLA

The Hammer Museum at UCLA really stands out from the art museums at other colleges in California. The museum is home to a variety of collections, exhibits and programs with a particular focus on modern art. It is an absolute gem of a resource for cultural arts. It is located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. The UCLA campus itself is a beautiful place to visit but coming for one of the many Hammer Museum events or attractions can make a trip especially enjoyable.

There are temporary exhibits known as Hammer Projects and they are fun way to explore while learning at the same time. These projects often showcase the works of lesser known artists and help give them broader exposure.

Of course that is not all the Hammer Museum has to offer. It is also a great place to see and experience the visual arts. The Hammer Video Library collection showcases the works of contemporary artists that have created visual content since 1960.

The Hammer Museum is relatively new as it was founded in 1990. This gives the place the ability to forge a bold vision without being burdened by past expectations. You can immediately sense this upon entering the museum and you experience it throughout the various exhibits.