America's vainest museum.

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  • Author(s): Hughes, R.
  • Source:
    TIME Magazine. 1/28/1991, Vol. 137 Issue 4, p98. 2p. 3 Color Photographs.
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    • Abstract:
      Review of the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, opened last November in Los Angeles, costing nearly $100 million (paid for by Occidental Petroleum Corp. shareholders), the vainest museum in America. The museum building was designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and displays the Hammer collection of junk: a mishmash of second- or third-rate work by famous names. Perhaps he liked sentimental kitsch. Lawsuit over disposition of the works.