Hammer Blog

  • This is where there

    This is where there

    For as long as she can remember, N. Dash (who goes by her surname) has occupied her hands by working small bits of fabric between her fingers. This idiosyncratic activity results in what Dash refers to as “primary source material,” from which all her ideas emerge.

  • Hammergram: September 2014

    Hammergram: September 2014

    It’s the end of the month, so it’s time for Hammergram! We are fascinated by the photos our visitors take of the objects and spaces at the Hammer. That’s why we decided to launch Hammergram–a monthly round-up of our favorite visitor photos–in the hopes that they will inspire you to share your own Hammer experience with us!

  • Lunchtime Art Talk Recap: David Rodes on Diane Arbus

    Lunchtime Art Talk Recap: David Rodes on Diane Arbus

    Of all the arts, photography seems both the most intrusive and the most nearly documentary. Its seeming “realness” makes photography feel more aggressive in breaking through barriers of politeness, propriety, and privacy. Perhaps it just shares such intrusiveness--and its accompanying sense of disjunctive irony—with the modern and contemporary society that it reflects.

  • Telescope: China | Telescope at OCAT Xi’an

    Telescope: China | Telescope at OCAT Xi’an

    The OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Xi’an (OCAT Xi’an) is the latest addition to the OCAT group of museums, now in five cities across China. The first was founded in Shenzhen in 2005 with a mission to support emerging and established contemporary Chinese artists, and produce exhibitions, lectures, and cultural programs on an international level.

  • #AskACurator Day 2014

    #AskACurator Day 2014

    What's it like to be a curator? How do you decide what to display? Just how did you get a car into the lobby for Made in L.A. 2014? Have you had a burning question for one of our curators? Now is your chance to ask! The Hammer is excited to once again be among 300+ museums from 34 countries participating in #AskACurator Day on Wednesday, September 17!