Unveiling the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Cultural Center at the Hammer Museum

The Center now features regularly changing installations of artworks and serves as a hub for cultural enthusiasts

In 2018, our co-founders Lynda and Stewart Resnick gifted the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California the largest donation in its history – $30 million – to complete its renovation and expansion, including adding two additional floors, a study center, a new gallery, and increasing space by 60%.

The two-decade-long museum transformation culminated in early 2023, introducing the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Cultural Center to the community as a hub for artists and cultural enthusiasts. The Hammer, known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs, welcomes visitors for free to the state-of-the-art facility.

The Center now offers a broad range of art programs and events catering to people of all ages and backgrounds. From art exhibitions, workshops, seminars, and educational programs, it has something for everyone, and it serves as a space that encourages engagement, participation, and dialogue.

As longtime patrons of the arts in Los Angeles, this contribution expands their impact on the city’s culture that will continue inspiring and hopefully enriching the lives of future generations.

Art is a platform for ideas and creative expression that immeasurably benefits humanity, and today that's more important than ever.

Lynda Resnick

Vice Chairman and co-owner, The Wonderful Company

*The Resnicks, through the Resnick Foundation, pledged $30 million.

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