Record Series 776 contains exhibition files created by the curators of the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
(Hammer Museum) and the Frederic S. Wight Art Gallery (Wight Gallery). Included are materials documenting exhibitions held
at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center and the Frederic S. Wight Art Gallery; exhibitions organized by the
Armand Hammer Museum and the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts (Grunwald Center); and traveling exhibits developed by other
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
Founded by Dr. Armand Hammer, former Chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture
Center opened to the public in November of 1990. After Hammer's death in December of that year, the museum began negotiations
with UCLA, resulting with the university assuming management and operations of the Hammer Museum in 1994. In 1995, the collections
and staff of UCLA's Frederic S. Wight Art Gallery and Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts were relocated to the Hammer and
Henry Hopkins, formerly the director of the Wight Gallery, became director of the Hammer Museum until his retirement in 1998.
18 linear ft.
Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University
Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish
or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special
Collections Reference Desk for paging information.