Hammer Blog

  • EJ Hill and the Summer of Silence

    EJ Hill and the Summer of Silence

    In the third week of June, students from 826LA’s Summer Writers Workshop visited for a day of writing at Made in L.A. Through curriculum and writing prompts developed in collaboration between 826LA staff and the Hammer, students explored and responded to work by EJ Hill, Aaron Fowler, Jade Gordon and Megan Whitmarsh, and Lauren Halsey.

  • 50 Years of African American Art: The Legacy of a Hammer Exhibition

    50 Years of African American Art: The Legacy of a Hammer Exhibition

    The 2011 Hammer Museum exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 focused on the profound impact that African American artists had on the cultural landscape of Los Angeles from the 1960s through the 1980s. When I find myself feeling hopeless about the state of the country, I look to the artists in Now Dig This!. I look to their assertions of humanity. I look to their position as people with varying interests and affinities, with a common goal to uplift themselves, their communities, and humanity through art.

  • Lauren Halsey Receives 2018 Mohn Award

    Lauren Halsey Receives 2018 Mohn Award

    Lauren Halsey will receive the $100,000 Mohn Award honoring artistic excellence. Additionally, Daniel Joseph Martinez will receive the Career Achievement Award honoring brilliance and resilience; and EJ Hill will receive the Public Recognition Award, as chosen by visitors to the Made in L.A. 2018 exhibition. Both artists will receive $25,000.