Reginald Robinson: Ragtime and Rubber Hose Limbs
Step into the Billy Wilder Theater for a rare evening of 1920s entertainment. Reginald Robinson will bang out the syncopated rhythms of ragtime on the grand piano as rarely seen snippets of animation by cartoon pioneers Otto Messmer, Earl Hurd, and Walter Lantz are screened. Robinson, who is primarily self-taught and received a 2004 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” will play original compositions and improvisational riffs on Ragtime classics to the antics of Felix the Cat, Dinky Doodle, and Woody Woodpecker, among others.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00p.m.
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Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.