Hammer Blog

  • Family Day: A Recap

    Family Day: A Recap

    Families made a statement last Saturday here at the Hammer: art-making, dancing and discovery are for EVERYONE. We welcomed over 1,600 visitors to this year’s Family Day: Community Studio, a program celebrating the risk-taking and discovery that takes place in the artist’s studio.

  • Improvising at Family Day

    Improvising at Family Day

    When Olivia Fales, academic programs assistant at the Hammer, asked me for leads on Improv Artists for an upcoming Family Day, I blurted “ME, my team!” There was no hesitation, no thinking twice. The default for good improvisers is “yes, and.” A Museum Educator for ten years and improviser for four, I have long wished for a way to blend my two loves but didn’t quite know how. Being on a team with the best group of players imaginable, I knew it would be not only be possible, but fun to tackle.

  • Bacon is Justice

    Bacon is Justice

    Led by Mark Hayward of Sock Puppet Theater on July 26, the 826LA participants first had to come up with reasons why the Worst Movie Ever Made trailer was THE WORST.

  • How to Make Recipes About Art

    How to Make Recipes About Art

    Families gradually filtered into the Hammer Sunday morning for our August Look Together program: How to Make Recipes About Art. As the young chefs eagerly shared their favorite foods and new culinary inspired names like Fondue Sue and Chef Mozzarella Queen, it was clear that this group, although young, was far from novice when it came to cooking and creativity.