Libros Schmibros at the Hammer will host an all-day opening celebration and book drive at the Hammer from 11:00AM–7:00PM, capped with a caravan downtown to Josh Kun's salute to the music of Boyle Heights at Grand Performances on Bunker Hill.
Visitors will receive free admission with the donation of books from the following categories:
Books about Los Angeles or by L.A. authors
High school or college syllabus paperbacks
Farsi-language or Spanish-language books
First editions or advance reading copies of all sorts
The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program seeks to create a new kind of interactive museum: an artist-driven visitor engagement program that encourages contact among visitors, artists, and Museum staff, and activates spaces in imaginative ways.
Public Engagement and AIR were established in 2009 thanks to a James Irvine Foundation Arts Innovation Fund grant. Via AIR, artists examine and respond to fundamental museum issues related to the visitor experience in an attempt to deepen the Hammer’s connection with its guests.
Libros Schmibros is a fiscally sponsored project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program