Hammer Blog

  • Open Projector Night Winners: Winter 2015

    Open Projector Night Winners: Winter 2015

    Equal parts showcase and showdown, the Hammer’s Open Projector Night is the most raucous independent short film festival around. Films and videos of all genres have garnered praise and wrath alike—filmmakers are encouraged to bring a thick skin! Nationally known and loved comedy team the Sklar Brothers emcee.

  • The Contenders at the Hammer Museum and The Museum of Modern Art

    The Contenders at the Hammer Museum and The Museum of Modern Art

    The Hammer is thrilled to present The Museum of Modern Art's renowned exhibition of films,The Contenders, this winter. MoMA's annual end-of-the-year series offers filmgoers the opportunity to see recently released films that are bound for awards glory or destined to become a cult classic, often accompanied by post-screening discussions with directors and actors.

  • Lunchtime Art Talk Recap: David Rodes on Diane Arbus

    Lunchtime Art Talk Recap: David Rodes on Diane Arbus

    Of all the arts, photography seems both the most intrusive and the most nearly documentary. Its seeming “realness” makes photography feel more aggressive in breaking through barriers of politeness, propriety, and privacy. Perhaps it just shares such intrusiveness--and its accompanying sense of disjunctive irony—with the modern and contemporary society that it reflects.