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.

  • Interview with Family Day Artist Diedrick Brackens

    Interview with Family Day Artist Diedrick Brackens

    Diedrick Brackens is an L.A.-based artist from Mexia, Texas. Diedrick’s work was recently on view in the Hammer’s Made in L.A. 2018 exhibition. He will be one of six artists leading a workshop at the Hammer’s Family Day on September 8, 2018.

  • Interview with Family Day Artist Olga Koumoundouros

    Interview with Family Day Artist Olga Koumoundouros

    Olga Koumoundouros will be one of six artists leading a workshop at the Hammer’s Family Day on September 8, 2018. Her art explores methods of cultivating bridges between social, cultural, natural, and geographic environments. For Family Day, Koumoundouros will foster bridges between people by inviting families to create prints that celebrate their community and exchange prints with others.

  • Interview with Family Day Artist Beatriz Cortez

    Interview with Family Day Artist Beatriz Cortez

    Beatriz Cortez is a Los Angeles-based artist and scholar whose work is currently on view in the Hammer’s Made in L.A. 2018 exhibition. Cortez immigrated to the United States from El Salvador in 1989 after living through most of the Salvadoran Civil War. Her work— often large steel mechanical structures featuring plants —addresses themes of simultaneity, nomadism, and history central to the experiences of immigrants and indigenous people.