September 15 2011, 05:30pm
Public Engagement
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Libros Schmibros - Lower Left Blue: L.A. Cartography


Founder David Kipens at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights. Photo: Marianne Williams.

Libros Schmibros - Lower Left Blue: L.A. Cartography

Join us for a residency with David Kipen's Boyle Heights lending library/used-book-shop, Libros Schmibros.

Libros Schmibros at the Hammer will host a conversation about L.A. maps with author/LAPL librarian Glen Creason (Maps of Los Angeles) and artist J. Michael Walker (All the Saints in the City of Angels), whose painted map of the city graces the western wall of Libros Schmibros at the Hammer.

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

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