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Museums and Performing Arts

UCLA's School of the Arts and Architecture is the leading cultural center of the West, offering an unparalleled breadth of programming to its students and the greater Los Angeles community.

A network of theaters, galleries, museums, concert halls and gardens supplies the setting for everything from the ancient to the avant-garde in music, dance, visual art, new media, film and stage.


Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) is dedicated to the advancement of contemporary performing arts in all disciplines — dance, music, spoken word and theater, as well the emerging digital, collaborative and cross-art platforms inspired by today's leading artists and creators. CAP supports the creation, presentation and critical dialogues vital to the ongoing innovation and expressive potential of artists whose work, whether vibrantly emerging or internationally acclaimed, forms the dynamic and evolving heritage of contemporary performance.

Based in UCLA's iconic Royce Hall, CAP UCLA is the university's public center for the presentation of the performing arts and contributes to the cultural life of the campus and greater Los Angeles, promoting civic dialogue and creative inquiry. Through an annual season of performing arts programs and extensive community-engagement events — including artist fellows and residency programs, K–12 arts education (Design for Sharing), student mentorship (Student Committee for the Arts), and art-making and experiential activities (Art in Action) — CAP UCLA advances the importance of art in society by celebrating and deepening the connection between artist and audience.

Kristy Edmunds, Director | cap.ucla.edu | 310.825.4401


Fowler Museum at UCLA

The Fowler Museum explores art and material culture with an emphasis on work from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas, past and present. The Fowler seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures and religions of the world through highly contextualized interpretive exhibitions, publications and public programming, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented. The Fowler provides exciting and informative exhibitions and events for the UCLA community and the people of greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Marla Berns, Director | www.fowler.ucla.edu | 310.825.4361


Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum explores the capacity of art to impact and illuminate our lives. Through its collections, exhibitions and programs, the Hammer examines the depth and diversity of artistic expression through the centuries with a special emphasis on art of our time. At the core of the Hammer's mission is the recognition that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of human experience. The Hammer advances UCLA's mission by contribution to the intellectual life of the University and serves as a vibrant forum for the exploration of cultural, political and social issues.

Ann Philbin, Director | www.hammer.ucla.edu | 310.443.7000