Ping-pong tournament

Game On!

October 27, 2016
– By Carlee Unger, intern, academic programs

The Hammer is excited to introduce Game On, a new mini-series of programs that seeks to engage families with works of art through a variety of games. This past weekend families engaged with Sound piece for the Hammer Museum, a Machine Project artwork in the form of ping-pong tables, at our first ever Hammer Kids Ping-Pong Tournament. Children and their grown-ups competed against one another for the grand prize, filling the courtyard with the sound of ping-pong balls. Families made drawings inspired by the sounds that they heard and had conversations about how ping-pong tables can be seen as museum objects. We hope that families left with new ideas about what art can be, and how everyday objects can be brought to life through creativity and imagination.

Join us this Sunday for the next program in our Game On series, Improv Games. Through various games and activities, families will learn the basics of improv as a way to further connect with the art around them at the Hammer Museum. On November 13, join us for the last program in the series, #HammerHunt, an epic scavenger hunt around the museum.