The Hammond's Mission
To stimulate interest in appreciating the artistic traditions of the East in the West through presentation of exhibitions from the museum's collections and through loaned shows; through music, dance and theatre, featuring historical and contemporary material representing Eastern and Western cultures. We generate art programs, lectures, films and seminars, involving the public of all ages with specific learning experiences about the East in the West.
To preserve and develop the Japanese Stroll Garden which serves as a model for teaching people about the value of the environment, horticultural design and Eastern traditions through lectures, walking tours, classes and workshops.
To promote the transformation of Eastern Culture in the West through the efforts of artists and performers in the Greater New York Metropolitan Region, involving them in the presentation of work, performances and teaching opportunities, especially for school groups.