Gala in the Garden 2018: A First Look
The Hammer Museum’s courtyard was transformed this evening for our 16th annual Gala in the Garden, honoring award-winning author Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Glenn Ligon with tribute speeches by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson. Event co-chairs included Solange Ferguson, Elizabeth Segerstrom, and Darren Star.
Where are They Now? Senga Nengudi’s Revery - R
Senga Nengudi’s Revery - R was first exhibited in 2011 at the Hammer as a part of the exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980. The work is now on view at Les Ateliers de Rennes in France for the Biennale d’art Contemporain until December 2018
Interview with Family Day Artist Diedrick Brackens
Diedrick Brackens is an L.A.-based artist from Mexia, Texas. Diedrick’s work was recently on view in the Hammer’s Made in L.A. 2018 exhibition. He will be one of six artists leading a workshop at the Hammer’s Family Day on September 8, 2018.
Interview with Family Day Artist Olga Koumoundouros
Olga Koumoundouros will be one of six artists leading a workshop at the Hammer’s Family Day on September 8, 2018. Her art explores methods of cultivating bridges between social, cultural, natural, and geographic environments. For Family Day, Koumoundouros will foster bridges between people by inviting families to create prints that celebrate their community and exchange prints with others.
Interview with Family Day Artist Beatriz Cortez
Beatriz Cortez is a Los Angeles-based artist and scholar whose work is currently on view in the Hammer’s Made in L.A. 2018 exhibition. Cortez immigrated to the United States from El Salvador in 1989 after living through most of the Salvadoran Civil War. Her work— often large steel mechanical structures featuring plants —addresses themes of simultaneity, nomadism, and history central to the experiences of immigrants and indigenous people.
Lauren Halsey Receives 2018 Mohn Award
Lauren Halsey will receive the $100,000 Mohn Award honoring artistic excellence. Additionally, Daniel Joseph Martinez will receive the Career Achievement Award honoring brilliance and resilience; and EJ Hill will receive the Public Recognition Award, as chosen by visitors to the Made in L.A. 2018 exhibition. Both artists will receive $25,000.
"Love Poems to Los Angeles": Linking Art and Poetry
Jessica Cook is an English Ph.D. student at UCLA, and has been a student educator at the Hammer Museum since 2012. This is an interview with Jessica about her use of poetry in school tours of Made in L.A. 2018.