ARMAND HAMMER MUSEUM OF ART AND CULTURAL CENTER INC

aka Hammer Museum   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.hammer.ucla.edu

Mission

The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.

Ruling year info

2017

Director

Ms. Ann Philbin

Main address

10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA

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EIN

95-4217197

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Art Museums (A51)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Exhibitions & Collections

The Hammer manages five distinctive collections, totaling more than 50,000 works of art that encompass painting, sculpture, and works on paper, from the Renaissance to the present day: UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts (45,000 works on paper); Armand Hammer Collection (103 paintings and works on paper); Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection (7,500 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper); UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden (72 outdoor sculptures); and the Hammer Contemporary Collection (nearly 2,000 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper). These collections serve as an important resource and reference for art historians, scholars, the local community, and beyond.

Population(s) Served

Each year, the Hammer Museum presents approximately 300 thought-provoking and entertaining public programs, ranging from family film screenings to scholarly discussions on current events to artist performances. All are free to the public. See our calendar at www.hammer.ucla.edu(http://www.hammer.ucla.edu)

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Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Association of Museums

Our results

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Hammer Public Programs

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

For Art: The Hammer Museum builds an ever-evolving collection of art, with the goal of placing visitors in conversation with international, historical, and contemporary issues.

For Ideas: The Hammer Museum values and fosters innovative approaches to the interpretation of and interaction with art, while also engaging with all fields to illuminate intersections in contemporary culture.

For Los Angeles: The Hammer Museum presents work of international scope while placing the Los Angeles artistic community at the core of our programming.

For Artists: The Hammer Museum relies on artists as active problem solvers and agents of change while sharing their unique and illuminating perspectives on the world.

For Staff: The Hammer Museum is committed to a diverse staff of creative and accomplished individuals committed to furthering our mission.

For All: The Hammer Museum provides accessible and inclusive points of connection and relies on the resources and generosity of our community of supporters to make this possible.

For Good: The Hammer Museum serves as a catalyst for positive change and knows that innovation and risk-taking are critical to our success.

In fall 2015, the Hammer will celebrate its 25th anniversary. We are taking this moment to consider all of our accomplishments and growth, and to plan carefully for the Museum's future. The Museum's transformation—from a showplace for a single collection to an internationally admired institution that is part of a great public university—did not happen overnight. Rather, it happened over two decades and through deliberate, incremental, responsible, and sustainable growth.

Key strategies for the Museum as it moves forward include:
-Continue to strengthen and expand the diversity, balance, and scope of the Hammer's exhibitions and programs.
-Create a consistent and positive experience while deepening and expanding engagement at all points of audience contact.
-Develop an organization-wide communications program and strategy for the creation of robust content to grow audiences, promote digital engagement, and enhance the Museum's profile.
-Align and strengthen the museum's human, technological, and financial resources to position the Hammer for continued innovation and growth.

Since 1999, the Hammer has been led by director Ann Philbin. Under Ms. Philbin's leadership, the Museum has been established as an international leader among art museums, emphasizing thematic contemporary exhibitions and artists' projects that focus on under-recognized and emerging artists.

The institution has also solidified its role as a cultural center, expanding its dynamic and timely public programs. The Hammer's staff has grown significantly—alongside its' programming—during Ms. Philbin's tenure. In 1999, the Museum had just thirty employees.

Now with more than one hundred full-time staff, seventy-five part-time staff, and a workforce of one hundred UCLA students, the Hammer is a bustling workplace and a creative training ground for curators, museum professionals, and arts administrators.

Since its inception, the Hammer Museum has activity grown and changed to meet the needs of our audiences and embrace the creativity of exhibition and public programs teams. This includes:

-Quadrupling exhibition activity and growing to over 250 public and educational programs per year

-More than doubling the number of catalogues (original scholarship) we produce

-More than doubling the number of exhibitions traveling to partner institutions such as MoMA, the Whitney, the Met, the Tate, thus expanding the Museum's reach out in the world beyond Los Angeles.

-Engaging hundreds of UCLA students in paid and unpaid positions, including our student educators, Hammer Student Association membership, Visitor Experience Ambassadors, and internship programs.

-Building an extremely active school and family programs and are on track to double the amount of class visits in 2015.

-Launching ambitious and innovative new initiatives almost every year. Here are just a few of the highlights:

2000 Hammer Projects
2002 First annual Gala
2004 Formed Board of Overseers
2005 Established Hammer Contemporary Collection
2006 Billy Wilder Theater opens and programs expand
2009 Inaugural K.A.M.P annual fundraiser
2009 Founding of the Hammer Student Association
2009 Founding of the Artists Council
2009 Artists Residency Program from Irvine grant
2010 Public Engagement department formed with Irvine grant
2010 Annual Family Day
2012 Classroom in Residence
2012 Made in LA biennial exhibition
2013 Arts Restore
2013 Art + Practice initiative with artist Mark Bradford
2014 Visitor Experience Representatives—students from UCLA and beyond

Financials

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ARMAND HAMMER MUSEUM OF ART AND CULTURAL CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 3/13/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Marcy Carsey

Armand Hammer (dec.)

Steven Olsen

Michael Rubel

Nelson Rising

John Tunney

Gene Block

Erika Glazer

Larry Marx

John Walsh

Kevin Wall

Heather Axe

Eric Esrailian

Anthony Pritzker

Kevin Ratner

Chip Rosenbloom

Steven Song

Manuela Herzer

Brett Steele

Linda Janger

Chara Schreyer

Robert Soros

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No