The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center opened in 1990. The museum houses impressionist and post-impressionist works from the personal art collection of founder Armand Hammer, who died three weeks after the museum opened. Now partnered with UCLA, its exhibits include an even greater variety of media, both historical and contemporary. The Hammer Museum aims to introduce the work of emerging artists while also displaying collections of European masters. Talks, tours, and concerts fill the museum calendar. The open-air courtyard is landscaped with marble, greenery and granite, and the adjacent café by Wolfgang Puck offers a locally grown menu.
Hours: Tues.-Wed., Fri.-Sat., 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Thurs., 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Mon., closed
Parking: Underground parking structure adjacent, $3 for first three hours w/ validation; after 6:00 p.m., $3