Hammer Blog

  • Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Hammer Staff Picks

    Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Hammer Staff Picks

    In case you’re still searching for a gift for that special someone, we asked some of our most enthusiastic Hammer staff shoppers to tell us about their favorite items in the store this winter.

  • RTH at the Hammer

    RTH at the Hammer

    We have invited Rene Holguin of the L.A. boutique RTH to showcase a special selection of captivating items created by local makers and editors in a pop-up in our store. The RTH pop-up will sell everything from jewelry and vintage prints to weavings and ceramics from brands like Free City, Jenny Rask, Mitsuko, and Life Aromatherapy.

  • Hammergram: October 2015

    Hammergram: October 2015

    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.

  • Lunchtime Art Talk Recap: David Rodes on Édouard Vuillard

    Lunchtime Art Talk Recap: David Rodes on Édouard Vuillard

    An astute curator will place works in an exhibition to encourage such an interchange of emotion and ideas. Such exchanges seem particularly easy to observe in the intimacy of the Hammer Galleries, especially since so many of the works here come from France in the last thirty years of the 19th century.

  • Telescope: China | Bee People

    Telescope: China | Bee People

    Last April a family moved in to this no man’s land between a city highway along its service road and a park, and set up shop with a tent and 20+ beehives. A father, mother, and their little daughter have been living and working there since the spring and will be there for over half the year keeping their bees and selling their honey.

  • Gala in the Garden 2015: A First Look

    Gala in the Garden 2015: A First Look

    The Hammer Museum’s courtyard was transformed this evening for our 13th annual Gala in the Garden, honoring two extraordinary individuals—Diane Keaton and Paul McCarthy.

  • Announcing the Discovery Guide

    Announcing the Discovery Guide

    To help families and other visitors create meaningful connections to our artwork, the Hammer Museum created the Discovery Guide. This guide can help lead you to discover all kinds of art and ideas through eye-opening activities. It’s your ticket to exploring the museum in your own way.

  • Where are They Now? Henri Matisse's Jazz

    A highlight from the Hammer Museum’s Grunwald Center Collection is currently on display in the San Diego Museum of Art exhibition The Art of Music. One of the most significant artist’s books of the twentieth century, Henri Matisse’s Jazz was begun by the artist in 1943 and published in 1947.