Hammer Blog

  • Hammergram: February 2017

    Hammergram: February 2017

    It's the end of the month, so it's time once again for Hammergram! We are fascinated by the photos our visitors take of the objects and spaces at the Hammer. Hammergram is a monthly round-up of our favorite visitor photos in the hopes that it will inspire you to share your own Hammer experience with us.

  • Experiencing the LA Art Book Fair

    Experiencing the LA Art Book Fair

    Now that February has approached, I know that it’s on the horizon—a weekend-long event that provides proof for book enthusiasts in desperation: print is not dead.

  • Hammergram: January 2017

    Hammergram: January 2017

    It's the end of the month, so it's time once again for Hammergram! We are fascinated by the photos our visitors take of the objects and spaces at the Hammer. Hammergram is a monthly round-up of our favorite visitor photos in the hopes that it will inspire you to share your own Hammer experience with us.

  • Announcing a Major Multiyear Transformation Plan

    Announcing a Major Multiyear Transformation Plan

    We are sharing a preview of a multiyear transformation plan to reimagine our existing facility, activate 40,000 square feet of newly acquired space in the adjoining office tower, and add dramatic new visibility along a full block of Wilshire Boulevard by the year 2020.

  • Behind the Scenes in the Registrar Department

    Behind the Scenes in the Registrar Department

    I met with Alex Bancroft, assistant registrar, and Haley Di Pressi, registrarial assistant, to gain a new understanding of this department. From traveling across the Atlantic on a cargo plane with an artwork, to “tucking in” prints in their storage boxes like babies, Alex and Haley shared what it’s like to work as registrars at the Hammer.

  • Where are They Now? Kristen Morgin's Piano Forte

    Where are They Now? Kristen Morgin's Piano Forte

    Since September 9, Piano Forte (2004) by Kristen Morgin has been on view in Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Included alongside the work of Steven Young Lee, Jennifer Trask, and Norwood Viviano, the exhibition focuses on “four artists who take innovative approaches to their selected mediums and who share a fascination with themes of transformation, ruin, and rebirth.”

  • Redon's Dark Symbolism in Lithography

    Redon's Dark Symbolism in Lithography

    Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was a multi-talented French draftsman, painter, and printmaker with close ties to Symbolist artists and writers of the late 19th century. He eventually translated the aesthetic effects of his drawings into the practice of lithography.