Hammer Blog

  • Hammer Highlights 2016: Installing Leap Before You Look

    Hammer Highlights 2016: Installing Leap Before You Look

    It was such a delight to install Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957. One of the nice aspects about being a part of an installation process is the intimate relationship we develop with the works. We unpack, examine, hold, and measure each work, and as such get a very tactile understanding of each thing we handle.

  • On In Real Life: A Conversation with January Parkos Arnall

    On In Real Life: A Conversation with January Parkos Arnall

    Following the third iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition, Made in L.A., the museum announced the temporary closure of its third floor galleries for renovation. Though the new designs will allow for larger exhibitions in an expanded, technologically-advanced, environmentally-sustainable space come January 2017, the renovations unavoidably impacted the Hammer’s usual course of large scale exhibitions this fall.

  • Subjectivity and Social Commentary in the Work of Simone Leigh and Marwa Arsanios

    Subjectivity and Social Commentary in the Work of Simone Leigh and Marwa Arsanios

    Will 9th graders know what subjectivity means, or at least be interested in the concept? Will students be able to identify the social realities expressed in the works of Simone Leigh and Marwa Arsanios? Will they be able to draw connections between the works of these two artists in order to begin understanding how social commentary is communicated through artistic production?

  • Third-Floor Galleries Closed for Renovation

    Third-Floor Galleries Closed for Renovation

    Our third-floor galleries are currently closed for renovation and will reopen in January 2017. Throughout fall, the rest of the museum—the lobby and courtyard level galleries, Billy Wilder Theater, courtyard, Hammer Store, and AMMO Café—will remain open and active with dozens of public programs, exhibitions, and In Real Life: 100 Days of Film and Performance.