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  • The Hammer Announces Artists for Made in L.A. 2014

    The Hammer Announces Artists for Made in L.A. 2014

    The Hammer Museum is pleased to announce the artists participating in Made in L.A. 2014, the second in an ongoing series of biennial exhibitions focused on work created by artists in the Los Angeles region. Made in L.A. 2014 will be on view June 15–September 7, 2014 at the Hammer Museum and will feature 35 artists with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists. Made in L.A. 2014 will be installed in every gallery of the museum and debuts nearly all new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the exhibition. There are 11 major new commissions for the exhibition and every artist has received an honorarium. The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive hardcover catalogue, as well as a full roster of free public programming. Made in L.A. 2014 is organized by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler and independent curator

  • Hammer Museum Will Present Three Awards During Made in L.A. 2014

    Hammer Museum Will Present Three Awards During Made in L.A. 2014

    The Hammer Museum is pleased to announce that three awards will be presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2014, the Hammer’s biennial exhibition series highlighting emerging and under-recognized artists from the Los Angeles region. The exhibition will be on view at the Hammer Museum June 15 – September 7, 2014. Expanding on the format of the 2012 biennial, the three awards are The Mohn Award, the Career Achievement Award—both of which will be selected by a professional jury—and the Public Recognition Award, which will be determined through a public vote. All three awards are funded through the generosity of Los Angeles philanthropists and art collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn and the Mohn Family Foundation. All of the artists in the exhibition are eligible to receive the awards. The list of artists participating in Made in L.A. 2014 will be announced in late February.


    Free Admission Day | Saturday, January 25, 2014 In a joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad communities in Southern California, SoCal Museums (previously the Museum Marketing Roundtable) announces the ninth annual “Museums Free-For-All” Saturday, January 25, 2014. The museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors free of charge. This offer is for general museum admission only and may not apply to special ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply; consult individual museum websites for hours and other visitor information. Annenberg Space for Photography Armory Center for the Arts The Autry National Center of the American West California African American Museum California Science Center Fowler Museum at UCLA The Getty Center The Getty Villa (Timed tickets are required. Visit www.getty.edu.) Hammer Museum Japanese American National Museum Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (Offer

  • Free Museum Admission

    Free Museum Admission

    Beginning February 9, the Hammer Museum eliminates its admission fee and becomes entirely FREE to the public! Free admission coincides with the opening of the Hammer’s new exhibition Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology. Join us for the opening day celebration, featuring a photo booth and fun giveaways! The Hammer is committed to eliminating admission fees permanently. Free admission is made possible through the generosity of longtime Hammer Museum benefactors Erika J. Glazer and Brenda R. Potter. Erika Glazer is an art collector who joined the Hammer’s Board of Directors in 2009. She has worked in the real estate business, construction, and as a private investor since 1976. Brenda Potter has been a Hammer supporter since 2003. An avid art collector, Potter is also a Fine Art Commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills. The Hammer’s roster of more than 250 public programs each year—including readings, lectures, conversations between cultural figures