Jan 27, 2017
UCLA’s Hammer Museum expansion will include new store, bookshop

An computer rendition of the entrance of the Hammer Museum once a 40,000-square-foot renovation is complete.

The Hammer Museum in the Los Angeles suburb of Westwood has announced a major expansion.

The art museum, which is under the umbrella of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, acquired an additional 40,000 square feet of space to add to its location on Wilshire Boulevard. The expansion will include a new museum store and bookshop.

Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the L.A. Times, wrote an extensive piece on the project, in which he said:

“As visitors make their way upstairs, they’ll see a new museum store and bookshop to their left, filling 4,300 square feet above the lobby. The store will include a space for readings and other public programs.”

The renovation is expected to be complete by 2020.

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