Hammer Highlights 2015: Curatorial Jams

December 18, 2015
– By Junior curatorial team

Hammer Highlights is a blog series that features the past year's most memorable moments and stories from each of our departments.

This playlist was inspired by the Hammer's 2015 exhibition calendar and compiled by our junior curatorial team: January Parkos Arnall, Leslie Cozzi, Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, Marcela Guerrero, Jamillah James, Phil Leers, Kirk Nickel, Michael Nock, Courtney Smith, Lauren Sorenson, and MacKenzie Stevens.

Track List

Hammer Projects: This is the End
January 8–June 7, 2015 

Song: Backstreet Boys, Everybody

Hammer Projects: Pedro Reyes
January 31–May 24, 2015 

Song: Las Cafeteras, La Bamba Rebelde

Hammer Projects: Maria Hassabi
January 31–March 1, 2015 

Song: Trey Songz, Slow Motion

Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989
February 7–May 24, 2015 

Song: LL Cool J, The Boomin’ System

Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now
February 7–May 31, 2015 

Song: Rage Against the Machine, The Ghost of Tom Joad

Hammer Projects: Lily van der Stokker
February 7–June 3, 2015 

Song: Blue Orchids, Work

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015 

Song: Dead or Alive, You Spin Me Round (like a record) 

Hammer Projects: Lauren Bon and Metabolic Studio
March 7–May 10, 2015 

Song: Tony! Toni! Toné!, It Never Rains in Southern California

Hammer Projects: Mary Reid Kelley
May 23–September 27, 2015 

Song: Shamir, Make a Scene

Hammer Projects: Joseph Holtzman
June 6–September 20, 2015 

Song: Felt, The World is Soft as Lace

The Afghan Carpet Project
June 13–September 27, 2015 

Song: Afghan Wigs, Gentlemen

Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition
June 20–September 13, 2015 

Song: Jack Johnson, Pictures of People Taking Pictures

Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth
June 20–September 20, 2015 

Song: Sublime, April 29, 1992

All the Instruments Agree: an exhibition or a concert
September 26–27, 2015 

Song: David Robbins, Theme Song for an Exhibition

Hammer Projects: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
October 3, 2015–January 10, 2016 

Song: Dump, The Beautiful Ones

Hammer Projects: Avery Singer
October 6, 2015–January 17, 2016 

Song: Tel Aviv, We’ve Got the Computers

The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris
October 11, 2015–January 24, 2016 

Song: Vanilla Ice, Ice Ice Baby

UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015
October 11, 2015–January 24, 2016 

Song: Talking Heads, Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town