Hammer Museum latest LA art venue to announce expansion

The design for the southern façade of the Hammer on Wilshire BoulevardWith renovation already planned for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the city's Hammer Museum has announced that it plans to add 60 percent more exhibition space by 2020. Originally built to showcase a private collection of historical paintings, the Hammer Museum at UCLA has grown over 25 years to cover a range of art, from classic to contemporary, with a special focus on contemporary art since the 1960s that it highlights via its free exhibition program and the Made in L.A. biennial. Following a recent renovation of its third-floor galleries to create 10,000 square feet of continuous gallery spaces for displaying major traveling shows, the museum this week revealed ambitious expansion plans.


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