Diana Nyad & Catherine Opie

Diana Nyad & Catherine Opie

In 2013, on her fifth attempt and at age 64, Diana Nyad became the first person confirmed to swim 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage. She is a prominent sports broadcaster, filing reports for National Public Radio, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports, and the New York Times and is the subject of the documentary film The Other Shore. Catherine Opie is one of the leading photographers of her generation and a documentarian of the American landscape and people. Selected solo exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; St. Louis Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and a midcareer survey at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. She is a professor in the UCLA Department of Art. 

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Free tickets are required and available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. All programs in the theater are assigned seating. Ticketing begins one hour before each program. Hammer Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least a half hour prior to program time is recommended. 

Parking is available under the Museum for a flat rate of $3 after 6PM. 

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.