In 1990, the University of California, Los Angeles opened the Hammer Museum; the museum's name comes from the donations of entrepreneur Armand Hammer. The Hammer Museum, which is free to the public, includes a broad collection including artwork from contemporary artists alongside noted historical ones such as Rembrandt and John Singer Sargent.

The Hammer Museum’s outdoor sculpture collection is displayed in the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. Located on the opposite side of the university’s campus from the museum itself, this open-air park features numerous sculptures intricately arranged across the landscape.