Hammer Blog

  • Mindy Matters: Inside Out at the Hammer Museum

    Mindy Matters: Inside Out at the Hammer Museum

    As someone with a film studies background, the entire The Contenders series at the Hammer was fascinating to me—what makes up the movies that stand the test of time, and what are the creative forces behind them? When we added Inside Out as our final film in the series last week, with none other than Mindy Kaling in attendance, my academic interest in film collided with my personal fandom.

  • LA Art Book Fair Artists: LAND AND SEA

    LA Art Book Fair Artists: LAND AND SEA

    LAND AND SEA is a small press based in Oakland, California run by Maria Otero and Chris Duncan. LAND AND SEA began during the final days of 2009 and has consistently been publishing small editions of books and records by artists from the bay area and beyond.

  • Hammergram: January 2016

    Hammergram: January 2016

    It's the end of the month, so it's time once again for Hammergram! We are fascinated by the photos our visitors take of the objects and spaces at the Hammer. Hammergram is a monthly round-up of our favorite visitor photos in the hopes that it will inspire you to share your own Hammer experience with us.

  • LA Art Book Fair Artists: Christopher Kardambikis

    LA Art Book Fair Artists: Christopher Kardambikis

    The Hammer is pleased to be a cultural co-sponsor for the fourth consecutive year of Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair on Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Sara Beattie, Brooke Berlin and Lauren Molina from the Museum Store will be on hand at the Hammer’s booth with zines, artist books and editions, rare and out-of-print books, and other signature Hammer items. Each year we post tips and picks from Darin Klein, the Hammer’s public programs associate.

  • Telescope: China: Hunan, Part 1

    Telescope: China: Hunan, Part 1

    Hunan is a province in southern China (about 900 miles south of Beijing) well known for its natural beauty, spicy food, and the birthplace of Chairman Mao. Actually, huge portraits of Mao still hang prominently in the foyers of many of the homes in China, especially in the countryside where things have changed very slowly over the years.