T. Kelly Mason, George Baker, and Tyler Cassity

T. Kelly Mason, George Baker, and Tyler Cassity

Materializing the Immaterial

Join us for a discussion between T. Kelly Mason, Tyler Cassity, and George Baker on funerary objects and practices in early 21st-century Los Angeles and the relationship of these to private and collective ideas of memory, space, and the expression of desire. L.A.-based artist Mason’s current project, inspired by the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, was commissioned by the Hammer as a special project for the museum’s courtyard. Cassity is a renowned cemetarian, redefining how Americans handle death at his Hollywood Forever cemetery as well other final resting places throughout California. Baker is an associate professor of art history at UCLA, and his newest book, Lateness and Longing: On the Afterlife of Photography, will be published in 2012.

In conjunction with T. Kelly Mason’s light box installation project.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

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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.