Tyler Mitchell captures young black people in gardens, parks or in idyllic studio backdrops where they appear as free, expressive, effortless, sensitive and proud, bringing their humanity to the forefront.
The Hammer Museum at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.
The Hammer Museum champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and inspire change.
The Hammer understands that art not only has the power to transport us through aesthetic experience but can also provide significant insight into some of the most pressing cultural, political, and social questions of our time. We share the unique and invaluable perspectives that artists have on the world around us.
A vibrant intellectual and creative nexus, the Hammer is fueled by dynamic exhibitions and programs – including lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances – that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas.
And through our unwavering commitment to free admission and free public programs, the Hammer is open for all and free for good.
The Hammer Museum is one of three public arts units of the School of Arts and Architecture at UCLA.