Hammer Blog

  • Represent Your Country at the People's United Nations

    Represent Your Country at the People's United Nations

    The Hammer Museum and Mexican artist Pedro Reyes are reconvening the United Nations—using regular people rather than diplomats, and theater games, group therapy techniques, and humor rather than diplomacy. With 195 nation states represented, this is a great opportunity to meet an extraordinary range of people, laugh a lot, and learn about global issues and alternative conflict-resolution and social change techniques.

  • Public Engagement Flash Talk Reflections: Tom Danon on Mario Garcia Torres

    Public Engagement Flash Talk Reflections: Tom Danon on Mario Garcia Torres

    Editing is a hard business to define: is it an art, a craft, a science? It’s all those things, and a pretty boring technical process, too. One typical assumption about editing is that the editor’s job is just taking out the bad parts. To most editors this is a profoundly annoying assumption. Not just because it is 100% wrong, but also because it’s pretty much right, too.

  • Hammer Museum at Art + Practice

    Hammer Museum at Art + Practice

    With support from the James Irvine Foundation, the Hammer will develop a model for collaborative, offsite arts programming with Art + Practice Foundation (A+P), a new art and social service organization in Leimert Park created by the artist Mark Bradford, the philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, and the social activist Allan DiCastro.