Hammer Blog

  • 5 Things I Learned from Tent: Museums

    5 Things I Learned from Tent: Museums

    When is an object art and when is it artifact? How can a permanent collection be both comprehensive and flexible? How does the cultural territory around a museum impact its mission and purpose? How can museums be both culturally specific and expansive at the same time?

  • Lunchtime Art Talk Recap: Wallace Berman's Semina 2

    Lunchtime Art Talk Recap: Wallace Berman's Semina 2

    We here at the Museum are all excited about the recent opening of Made in L.A. 2014! In thinking about the important through line of artist communities that permeates Made in L.A., I dug through the collection and unearthed Wallace Berman’s Semina to give us a glimpse into the history of Los Angeles as a mecca for artists who work fluidly with media and find inspiration in their associations with other artists. Seeing the evolution of these proclivities as they manifest in Made in L.A. 2014 is truly fascinating!