Hammer Blog

A grid with fourteen squares, each one showing a smiling face

Teacher as organizer, rather than “commander”

September 1, 2021
Graduate mentor alea adigweme and undergraduate mentor Lucia Santina Ribisi, both participants in the Hammer Museum’s Art + Activism: A Collaborative Learning Project, share their experiences in fostering artist communities and challenging institutional hierarchies.
The 2021 Art + Activism Cohort at the UCLA Sculpture Garden.

Art + Activism: A Collaborative Learning Project

August 26, 2021
This summer, the Hammer’s Academic Programs department launched Art + Activism: A Collaborative Learning Project, a multi-generational mentorship pilot program that brought together a group of high school students, UCLA undergraduates, and MFA students to explore the intersections of art and activism. Check out some of the inspiring artwork from the 2021 Art + Activism Cohort!
Lightpole in front of a triptych. One woman stands to the right of the paintings with one arm raised

What Do You Think? 5th graders discuss a triptych

June 11, 2021
The series "What Do You Think?" invites students to share their reflections on contemporary art featured in the Hammer Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Join me and the students of Mr. Diaz’s 5th grade class in the video below as we discuss Jill Mulleady’s work.
A woman stands center right in front of a multi-colored tapestry with a purple background and many human-like figures in the foreground

What Do You Think? 5th graders talk about a tapestry

June 11, 2021
The series "What Do You Think?" invites students to share their reflections on contemporary art featured in the Hammer Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Watch the video below to explore Christina Forrer’s "Gebunden II "(2020) with me and the students of Mr. Diaz’s 5th grade class.