Hammer Blog

  • Hammer Museum Announces Recipients of Mohn Awards in Made in L.A. 2016

    Hammer Museum Announces Recipients of Mohn Awards in Made in L.A. 2016

    Dancer and choreographer Adam Linder will receive the $100,000 Mohn Award honoring artistic excellence as well as a monograph produced by the Hammer. Wadada Leo Smith will receive the $25,000 Career Achievement Award honoring brilliance and resilience; and Kenzi Shiokava will receive the $25,000 Public Recognition Award as determined by a public vote.

  • 3 Questions with Dena Yago

    3 Questions with Dena Yago

    Throughout Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, we'll feature Q&As with several of the artists in the exhibition. In advance of her panel with Sean Monahan and Rachel Berks on August 25, we spoke to Made in L.A. artist Dena Yago about her practice and her relationship to L.A.

  • Where are They Now? Degas in Melbourne and Houston

    Where are They Now? Degas in Melbourne and Houston

    One of the most famous theater boxes in art will soon make a transatlantic voyage from Melbourne to Houston. The Hammer Museum’s "Theater Box" by Edgar Degas—a pastel measuring 23 7/16 x 17 3/8 inches from 1885—is currently part of the traveling exhibition "Degas: A New Vision," a show that opened on June 24 and will remain on view until September 18 at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne, Australia.

  • 3 Questions with Joel Holmberg

    3 Questions with Joel Holmberg

    Throughout "Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only," we'll feature Q&As with several of the artists in the exhibition. In advance of his talk with another Made in L.A. artist Guthrie Lonergan (of M&M's fame) on August 24, we spoke to artist Joel Holmberg about his work and relationship to L.A.

  • 10 Things: Olympics Edition

    10 Things: Olympics Edition

    The Olympics are in full swing in Rio, and we at the Hammer are feeling extra inspired. In this peak of competition we felt there was no greater time than the present to highlight some HAMMER10 members who have taken their dedication and participation to Olympic heights.