Hammer Blog

  • What you would miss at the Hammer without the NEA and NEH

    What you would miss at the Hammer without the NEA and NEH

    Support from the NEA for the Hammer’s exhibitions is much more valuable than simply providing funding that helps make these shows possible. It also carries great symbolic value, calling attention to important work by artists that should be experienced by American audiences. –Anne Ellegood, senior curator

  • Remembering Trisha Brown

    Remembering Trisha Brown

    Trisha Brown passed away on Saturday, March 18 at the age of 80 in San Antonio, Texas. Brown’s choreography, described as a combination of “the cerebral and sensuous sides of dance,” incorporated quotidian activities such as walking, jumping, and running with more complicated movements, resulting in pieces that felt both casual and spontaneous but also highly composed.

  • 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.