Ricky Jay & David Mamet

Ricky Jay & David Mamet

Acknowledged as one of the world’s great sleight of hand artists, Ricky Jay has received accolades as a performer, actor, and author. His books have garnered two New York Times Notable Books citations, a Best Books of the Year acknowledgment from the Los Angeles Times, and a Grammy nomination. His new book is Celebrations of Curious Characters. David Mamet is the award-winning author of numerous plays including Oleana, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, and Speed-the-Plow; screenplays for such films as The Verdict, The Untouchables, and Wag the Dog; and the novels The Village, The Old Religion, and Wilson. Jay and Mamet are long-time friends and collaborators.


ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM. 

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.