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Hammer Museum to offer free admission Nov. 26 to Dec. 18

November 17, 2010 |  9:00 am

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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Hammer Museum has announced that it will be offering free admission for all from Nov. 26 to Dec. 18. The art museum, located at UCLA, opened its doors to the public in November 1990, featuring works from the collection of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, who died shortly after the museum opened.

The museum said it will also be offering discounts in the Hammer Bookstore. For the entire month of December, design books will be 50% off in the store. Parking in the museum garage costs $3 for three hours with museum validation.

Since its founding, the Hammer Museum has grown to become one of the city's top arts institutions. Its current focus includes contemporary art, new artists and more. In 1994, the museum began its affiliation with UCLA and moved to its location on the university's campus, though it still maintained a relationship with the Armand Hammer Foundation.

In 2007, after a turbulent period, the museum and the Armand Hammer Foundation agreed to part company and divide a $305-million collection amassed by Hammer.

Admission to the museum usually costs  $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. The museum offers free admission for all on Thursdays.

-- David Ng

Photo: The exterior of the Hammer Museum in 2009. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times

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