As a dynamic visual arts institution and cultural center, the Hammer Museum presents major single-artist and thematic exhibitions of historical and contemporary art. Furthermore, the museum is known for its diverse range of more than 300 public programs a year, including performances, lectures, film screenings and readings.
The modernized and improved third-floor galleries have been designed by renowned architecture firm and longtime Hammer partner, Michael Maltzan Architecture. The new design features higher ceilings, state-of-the-art LED lighting, reconfigured skylights that maximize the use of natural light and solid Dinesen GrandOak plank floors. The discrete lines of the long and wide oak planks help expand the rooms while at the same time directing visual attention to the art on display. With the combination of the colour scheme, the materials and the sense of spaciousness, MMA has created a compelling ambience, with the variation among the individual galleries making it an exciting experience to move through the museum.
With the renovation of the galleries follows an expand of the range of exhibitions and collections to be showcased, and likewise, the reconfigured galleries will be dedicated to sharing more of the museum’s permanent collection, including the growing Hammer Contemporary Collection.