Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments Sep01

Singular Spaces: Fro...

This exhibition presents photographs by Jo Farb Hernández  documenting the fanciful art environments and idiosyncratic sculptures of self-taught artists from across Spain. Apr. 12 – Sept. 6 Museum Hours: Monday – Tuesday: closed Wednesday, Friday – Sunday: noon – 5 p.m. Thursday: noon – 8...

Making Strange: Gagawaka + Postmortem by Vivan Sundaram Sep01

Making Strange: Gaga...

“Making Strange” presents two recent projects by Delhi-based contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram, founding member of Sahmat and one of the leading artists working in India today. Apr. 19 –Sep. 6 Museum Hours: Monday – Tuesday: closed Wednesday, Friday – Sunday: noon – 5 p.m. Thursday: noon – 8...

Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition Sep05

Perfect Likeness: Ph...

When we say of a portrait that it is a perfect likeness, we mean not just that it accurately delineates its subject. There is a further implication that the image penetrates beyond surface appearance to give us some deeper sense of the person depicted. The same logic can be applied more...

Exhibition Tours Sep05

Exhibition Tours

45-minute tours of selected works in special exhibitions are facilitated by Hammer student educators and take place every Saturday at 1 p.m. Today’s tour will explore Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth Saturday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. Hammer Museum All Hammer Public programs are free. More info… The...

Art in Conversation Sep06

Art in Conversation

30-minute talks about connections and comparisons between two works of art are led by Hammer student educators and take place every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 3:30 p.m. Hammer Museum Price: Free More info… The Hammer Museum is located at the corner of Westwood and Wilshire...

Joseph Holtzman Sep08

Joseph Holtzman

Joseph Holtzman’s paintings bring the past and the present, the private and the public into dialogue. Alongside popular historical, cultural, and literary personalities such as Mary Todd Lincoln, Stephen Sondheim, and Jane Austen are more personal depictions, of the artist’s mother, Frieda...

The Afghan Carpet Project Sep08

The Afghan Carpet Pr...

“The Afghan Carpet Project” features six carpets designed by L.A.-based contemporary artists—Lisa Anne Auerbach, Liz Craft, Meg Cranston, Francesca Gabbiani, Jennifer Guidi, and Toba Khedoori—which were handmade by weavers in Afghanistan. The exhibition is the culmination of a project that...

Fowler in Focus: The Art of Hair in Africa Sep08

Fowler in Focus: The...

This exhibition presents an array of finely scuplted combs and hairpins from Africa. It explores notions of ideal beauty and social status associated with hair among many African cultures. May 3 – Sept. 20 Museum Hours: Monday – Tuesday: closed Wednesday, Friday – Sunday: noon – 5 p.m....

Curator Talk on Vik Muniz Sep09

Curator Talk on Vik ...

Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Hammer’s curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk will be led by Marcela Guerrero, curatorial fellow. It focuses on...

Mary Reid Kelley Sep10

Mary Reid Kelley

Trained as painter, Mary Reid Kelley creates narrative videos set within her own stylized black and white drawings. Working with videographer Patrick Kelley, her characters—all roles usually played by the artist—move through her black-and-white scenery and speak in poetic verse written by the...

Mindful Awareness Sep10

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general...

9/11, The Saudi Connection Sep10

9/11, The Saudi Conn...

The United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia is complex and opaque. Senator Bob Graham, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee and cochair of the Joint Congressional inquiry into the 9/11 terrorist attacks, visits to shed light on the 28 pages of the 9/11 report that remain...

Family Day: Community Studio Sep12

Family Day: Communit...

Family Day: Community Studio is a celebration of the discoveries, risk taking, and creative problem solving that take place in an artist’s studio. Whether you are making art to have fun, express yourself, or make a difference in the world, art is all about experimentation. The Hammer Museum...

Exhibition Tours Sep12

Exhibition Tours

45-minute tours of selected works in special exhibitions are facilitated by Hammer student educators and take place every Saturday at 1 p.m. Today’s tour will explore Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition Saturday, Sept. 12, 1 p.m. Hammer Museum All Hammer Public programs are free....

826LA@Hammer: The Desert Island Workshop Sep13

826LA@Hammer: The De...

We’re stranded! So let’s be scavengers discovering creative ways to survive! At the workshop’s end, participants leave with a Robinson Crusoe-like diary that describes their time in the wild. Perfect to share with friends and family or exhibit at home. Led by the animator and...