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.
On View: Sam Durant's End White Supremacy
More timely than ever, this Sam Durant work is back on view on Lindbrook Terrace.
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
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
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
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.