Hammer Blog

  • Cameron Crowe Honors Joni Mitchell

    Cameron Crowe Honors Joni Mitchell

    Whenever I’m asked, it’s an easy answer. My best interview was Joni Mitchell’s first interview in a decade. But utter honesty is a given. It’s the active ingredient in everything she does. By putting pen to paper, or brush to canvas, Joni speaks with a sly, up-to-the-minute, funny, and soulful personal truth that always feels like it’s created just for us. Nobody captures the feeling of love, the minefields of romance, the joy, and the aching beauty of the human experience, like Joni.

  • Gala in the Garden 2014

    Gala in the Garden 2014

    The Hammer Museum’s courtyard was transformed this evening for our 12th annual Gala in the Garden, honoring artist Mark Bradford and musician and cultural icon Joni Mitchell. In celebration of these extraordinary individuals, we welcomed cultural luminaries and civic leaders, as well as renowned artists, premier collectors, and devoted patrons of the arts. The evening included a viewing of current exhibitions and cocktails followed by a seated dinner, catered by Suzanne Goin of Lucques. We were thrilled to once again have the generous support of Bottega Veneta. Scroll down for a first look at the faces and fashions of Gala in the Garden 2014.

  • #AskACurator Day 2014

    #AskACurator Day 2014

    What's it like to be a curator? How do you decide what to display? Just how did you get a car into the lobby for Made in L.A. 2014? Have you had a burning question for one of our curators? Now is your chance to ask! The Hammer is excited to once again be among 300+ museums from 34 countries participating in #AskACurator Day on Wednesday, September 17!