Hammer Museum introduces new mobile application


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On your next visit to the Hammer Museum, don’t be surprised to find more people fiddling with their iPhones than actually looking at the art hanging on the walls. That’s because the Hammer has joined the growing list of art institutions to launch their own mobile applications.

The Hammer’s app, which is available for free download for iPhones and Android devices, provides audio guides, videos, interviews, images of artwork and more for visitors to the museum.


The Hammer said that the content provided on the app will be expanded in future versions. The present version features content about the current exhibition on artist Richard Hawkins, as well as upcoming shows devoted to Ed Ruscha and Paul Thek.

In addition, the app provides background information on the Armand Hammer collection.

Other museums that have already launched mobile apps include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.


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-- David Ng

Photo (top): A screen from the Hammer Museum’s mobile app for iPhones. Credit: Hammer Museum / Apple

Photo (bottom): Richard Hawkins, ‘Crepuscule #1,’ 1994, mixed media. Credit: Hammer Museum