Hammer Blog

  • Hammergram: June 2015

    Hammergram: June 2015

    It's the last Friday 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.

  • Make and Take a Seat: A DIY Tutorial

    Make and Take a Seat: A DIY Tutorial

    Close Encounters: Make and Take a Seat was inspired by our Thomas Heatherwick exhibition, which included his studio’s innovative chair designs (think Spun Chair).

  • Where are They Now? Ornament Prints from the Grunwald Center

    Where are They Now? Ornament Prints from the Grunwald Center

    On June 16th, the Getty Research Institute opened its new exhibition, A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715. An ornament print by Balthazar Moncornet, lent by the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, is among the treasures of 17th century print culture on display.

  • FDM: In the Garden

    FDM: In the Garden

    In the Winter and Spring quarters of 2015, the Hammer Museum partnered with UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program to offer a course about the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. The course, taught by the Hammer’s Project Manager for Digital Initiatives Philip Leers, tasked students with researching the history and import of the Sculpture Garden and creating digital platforms to communicate that research. We asked the students to write blog posts describing their final projects and are proud to present the results of their hard work.

  • Narrative of Walking: Scripted Space and the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

    Narrative of Walking: Scripted Space and the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

    In the Winter and Spring quarters of 2015, the Hammer Museum partnered with UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program to offer a course about the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. The course, taught by the Hammer’s Project Manager for Digital Initiatives Philip Leers, tasked students with researching the history and import of the Sculpture Garden and creating digital platforms to communicate that research. We asked the students to write blog posts describing their final projects and are proud to present the results of their hard work.

  • Digital Sculpture Platform

    Digital Sculpture Platform

    In the Winter and Spring quarters of 2015, the Hammer Museum partnered with UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program to offer a course about the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. The course, taught by the Hammer’s Project Manager for Digital Initiatives Philip Leers, tasked students with researching the history and import of the Sculpture Garden and creating digital platforms to communicate that research. We asked the students to write blog posts describing their final projects and are proud to present the results of their hard work.

  • Mary Reid Kelley and the Myth of the Minotaur

    Mary Reid Kelley and the Myth of the Minotaur

    The artist Mary Reid Kelley’s trilogy of videos on the myth of the Minotaur, made in collaboration with Patrick Kelley, frames the difference between the ancient concept of fate and the contemporary belief that suffering is generally the result of one’s own bad choices.