Remembering Leonard Nimoy
The Hammer Museum mourns the loss of our dear friend and longtime supporter, Leonard Nimoy.
Ann Philbin, the Hammer’s director, on Leonard Nimoy:
“Leonard Nimoy was everything you would imagine him to be—kind, moral, wise, loyal, and profoundly generous of spirit. He truly loved the arts—all of them—but he followed theater and the visual arts with a particular passion and knowledge. He and Susan have been great philanthropists for many causes but we were truly lucky at the Hammer to have their friendship and support over the years. We will all miss him terribly.”
Leonard and Susan Nimoy have been involved with the Hammer Museum for the past decade. Leonard spoke at the Hammer Museum on multiple occasions on topics as far ranging as Jungian psychology, feminism in photography and alternate identities. Leonard and Susan have supported numerous artists projects, residencies, and exhibitions over the years and most notably, have been long time supporters of the Museum’s emerging artist series, Hammer Projects. Susan Nimoy joined the Museum’s Board of Overseers in 2006.