Gala in the Garden

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.

Tonight we welcomed cultural and civic leaders, artists, collectors, patrons of the arts, and entertainment world notables. Chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques once again created the menu. The evening was capped with a performance by Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Leon Bridges. International shopping destination South Coast Plaza partnered with the Hammer Museum to present this year’s Gala in the Garden, celebrating both artists and creative expression in Los Angeles.

Scroll down for a first look at the faces and fashions of Gala in the Garden 2018.

(L-R) Ann Philbin, Glenn Ligon, and Margaret Atwood attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
(L-R) Ann Philbin, Glenn Ligon, and Margaret Atwood
(L-R) Ann Philbin, Susan Bay Nimoy, Aaron Bay-Schuck, and Hannah Montgomery attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
(L-R) Ann Philbin, Susan Bay Nimoy, Aaron Bay-Schuck, and Hannah Montgomery
David LaChapelle (L) attends the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
David LaChapelle (L)
Elizabeth Segerstrom (L) and Ann Philbin attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Elizabeth Segerstrom (L) and Ann Philbin
Frank Gehry (L) and Bryan Stevenson attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Frank Gehry (L) and Bryan Stevenson
Marco Perego (L) and Zoe Saldana attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Marco Perego (L) and Zoe Saldana
John Waters (L) and Zandra Rhodes attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
John Waters (L) and Zandra Rhodes
(L-R) Michael Chabon, Margaret Atwood, and Armie Hammer attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
(L-R) Michael Chabon, Margaret Atwood, and Armie Hammer
Laura Harrier attends the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Laura Harrier
Monique McWilliams (L) and Lauren Halsey attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Monique McWilliams (L) and Lauren Halsey
(L-R) Connie Butler, Judy Chicago, and Ann Philbin attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
(L-R) Connie Butler, Judy Chicago, and Ann Philbin
Armie Hammer (L), wearing Ferragamo, and Elizabeth Chambers, wearing The Vampire's Wife at The Webster, attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Armie Hammer (L), wearing Ferragamo, and Elizabeth Chambers, wearing The Vampire's Wife at The Webster
(L-R) Dongwon Gang, Jongbin Yoon, Jihun Kim, Siwon Choi, and Seokjin Ha attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
(L-R) Dongwon Gang, Jongbin Yoon, Jihun Kim, Siwon Choi, and Seokjin Ha
EJ Hill (L) and Karen Thompson attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
EJ Hill (L) and Karen Thompson
Lari Pittman (L) and Aram Moshayedi attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Lari Pittman (L) and Aram Moshayedi
Thelma Golden (R) and guest attends the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Mark Ridley Thomas (L) and Thelma Golden
Charles Gaines (L) and Roxana Landaverde attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Charles Gaines (L) and Roxana Landaverde
Corey Lynn Calter (L) and Glenn Kaino attend the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Corey Lynn Calter (L) and Glenn Kaino
Leon Bridges performs during the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum on October 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
Leon Bridges

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