Your Week at the Hammer | Mar 11-16
March 10th, 2014
There’s no better time to visit the Hammer than the present. Not only are we in our second month of free admission (yes, for everyone, and yes, at all times), but we also have 2 incredible shows up: Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology and Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris, 1880 to 1914 (in addition to 2 Hammer Projects shows). This spring, we expanded our Hammer Kids program, and now offer family programming every week. The Hammer offers a wide range of free public programs, and this week is no exception. Spend your week with us!
ATTEND A FORUM ON INCOME INEQUALITY | TUE MAR 11, 7:30PM
Chuck Collins and Sylvia Allegretto explore what is driving American income inequality and how to bridge the widening gap. Collins is the co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good and founder of the Patriotic Millionaires. Allegretto is co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at UC Berkeley and has co-authored several editions of The State of Working America.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ANDRA URSUTA | WED MAR 12, 12:30PM
Hammer Projects: Andra Ursuta opened on Friday. Learn about the artist at a Lunchtime Art Talk on Wednesday with Emily Gonzalez, curatorial assistant. Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30PM, when the Hammer’s curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections.
FREE YOUR MIND | THU MAR 13, 12:30PM
Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the Billy Wilder Theater.
QUESTION THE LIMITS OF ARTISTIC PRACTICE | THU MAR 13, 7:30PM
In his frequently bloody portrayals of life, death, crisis and fortitude in the time of AIDS, artist Ron Athey calls into question the limits of artistic practice. Sebastiane explores issues of gender, sexuality, S&M, tattooing and body modiﬁcation, ritual, and religion. Athey’s performance is followed by a dialogue with John Killacky, director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Performance includes body piercing, blood and nudity. May not be suitable for all audiences.
BRING THE KIDDOS | SUN MAR 16, 11:00AM
Have you ever wondered what it takes to build an art show? 826LA leads a workshop where participants learn some basic elements of exhibition creation before radically reimagining the look, feel, and language of museum exhibitions. Recommended for ages 8-13.
TAKE A WALK WITH THE CURATORS | SUN MAR 16, 2:00PM
Due to popular demand, Victoria Dailey, independent curator, and Cynthia Burlingham, deputy director, curatorial affairs at the Hammer Museum, give two walkthroughs of Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris, 1880 to 1914. The first tour will take place at 2:00PM and the second will take place at 2:45PM. Registration and check-in will begin in front of the Tea and Morphine exhibition at 1:30PM for both tours. Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.