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  • This Week in A.I.R. / April 29 - May 2

    This Week in A.I.R. / April 29 - May 2

    Thursday, April 29 6-9pm Live Personal Soundtrack Galleries 4 & 5 Eric Klerks & Dylan McKenzie Visitors to the Permanent Collection and Luisa Lambri’s Being There will be presented with the option to “check out” guitarist Eric Klerks or Dylan McKenzie to walk with them through the exhibitions. He will follow the visitor around, playing live music into headphones through which only that visitor can hear. This event will happen intermittently on Thursdays or Saturdays throughout the year, in various galleries and exhibitions. Curated by Chris Kallmyer Saturday May 1 - Sunday May 2 7pm - 9am (next day) DREAM-IN Approximately 170 people have registered to camp out in the Hammer courtyard and collect any dreams that occur during their stay. The evening will feature experimental dreaming workshops, concerts, and bedtime stories, followed by a waking concert in the morning, all facilitated by a dreamy batch of local artist-psychonauts

  • Hammer & LACMA Jointly Acquire Archive of Edition Jacob Samuel

    The Hammer's Grunwald Center & LACMA jointly acquire Edition Jacob Samuel Archive and present OUTSIDE THE BOX: EDITION JACOB SAMUEL, 1988-2010 On View at the Hammer May 23 - August 29, 2010 UCLA’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) are pleased to announce the joint acquisition of the complete archive of prints by Los Angeles publisher Edition Jacob Samuel. The two museums have been collaborating for over two years to realize the acquisition, which was just recently finalized. Since 1988, Jacob Samuel has published 43 portfolios, and his archive comprises more than 800 prints made by a wide range of over 50 international artists, including Marina Abramovic, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Mona Hatoum, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Barry McGee, Ed Moses, Matthew Monahan, Wangechi Mutu, Gabriel Orozco, Nancy Rubins, Ed Ruscha, Robert Therrien, James Welling, Christopher Wool

  • Hammer Guest Book

    Check out some of the pages from the Hammer Museum guest book, designed by Kristen StJohn. Click on the image below to view in full screen, and be sure to stop by to make your contribution to our new book, which was just installed in the lobby. write lab report

  • This Week in A.I.R. / April 12 - 17

    Machine Project presents a two week tabla (north Indian classical drums) interactive interstitial at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles from April 6 - 17, 2010 curated by Robin Sukhadia. Come and participate in a wide range of tabla centered events including tabla workshops and classical / contemporary Indian music performances. Thursday, April 15 LOBBY 5 - 9 PM Open Beginning Tabla workshop (5 - 6:30pm) with special performances around Museum courtyard by Tablapusher + Kitundu. Saturday, April 17 LOBBY 4 - 7 PM Open Beginning Tabla workshop (4 - 5:30pm) with special performances around Museum courtyard by Tablapusher + Kitundu for beginners with special performances by Tablapusher + Kitundu and Neelanjana Banerjee 1 - 4 PM CONCERTS IN THE LITTLE WILLIAM THEATER This week in the Little William Theater: Derde Verde Dylan McKenzie, guitar and voice Jonathan Schwartz, bass and voice Derde Verde is a group steeped in

  • About the Hammer Dream-In

    About the Hammer Dream-In

    This event is being held in conjunction with the Hammer's Red Book exhibition. On May 1st, 2010, artSpa and Machine Project will host an overnight Dream-In at the Hammer Museum. Dreamers are invited to camp out in the Hammer courtyard and collect any dreams that occur during their stay. The evening will feature experimental dreaming workshops, concerts, and bedtime stories, followed by a waking concert in the morning, all facilitated by a dreamy batch of local artist-psychonauts. The following day museum patrons may encounter dream reenactments, workshops, and napping music during their visit. THE DREAM-IN IS SOLD OUT! Please join us on Sunday, May 2nd for an afternoon of dream-in related workshops and events. Full schedule to be announced soon! A non-refundable $25 campsite reservation fee is required - each campsite sleeps 1 or 2 people. Due to demand for this event, we request one campsite reservation only per

  • The Red Book Dialogues

    The Red Book of C.G. Jung Creation of a New Cosmology Artists, thinkers, and cultural icons are paired on stage with Jungian analysts or scholars and invited to respond to and interpret a folio from Jung's Red Book as a starting point for a wide-ranging conversation. This series is based on a series that originated at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York. Wednesday, April 14, 7PM Lawrence Weschler & Dennis Patrick Slattery Tuesday, April 20, 7PM Helen Hunt & James Hillman Sunday, April 25, 2PM Sonu Shamdasani & James Hillman Wednesday, April 28, 7PM Leonard Nimoy & Beverly Zabriskie Sunday, May 2, 2PM Rabbi David Wolpe & Lionel Corbett Wednesday, May 5, 7PM Miranda July & John Beebe Tuesday, May 11, 7PM Bill Viola & Beverley Zabriskie Thursday, May 20, 7PM Jim Shaw & Gilda Frantz Friday, May 28, 7PM Jack Kornfield & Katherine Sanford write book

  • This Week in A.I.R. / April 6 - 10

    Machine Project presents a two week tabla (north Indian classical drums) interactive interstitial on various days from April 6 - 17, 2010 curated by Robin Sukhadia. Visitors are invited to participate in a wide range of tabla-centered events including tabla workshops, film screenings and classical / contemporary Indian music performances. More information available at www.tablapusher.com. TUESDAY April 6, 2010 2 - 5 PM : Tabla Workshops and performances In Hammer Museum lobby - Open Beginning Tabla Workshop (2-3:30pm) plus special guests Randy Gloss @ 2:30pm, Christopher Votek @ 3:30pm (raga and cello demonstration) and Sheila Govindarajan @ 4pm. THURSDAY April 8, 2010 2 - 5 PM Tabla Workshops and Performances (FREE Museum Admission) In Hammer Museum lobby - Open Beginning Tabla Workshop (2-4pm) featuring special guest: Sheela Bringi (harmonium and Sanskrit chanting) plus Suman Laha performing on Veena + Jyoti Prakash on tabla @ 4pm. 6-9 PM

  • Tabla Time!

    Machine Project presents a two week tabla (north Indian classical drums) interactive interstitial at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles from April 6 - 17, 2010 curated by Robin Sukhadia. Come and participate in a wide range of tabla centered events including tabla workshops, film screenings and classical / contemporary Indian music performances. More information available at www.tablapusher.com. Tuesday, April 6, 2 - 5 PM In Hammer Museum lobby - Open Beginning Tabla Workshop (2-3:30) plus special guests Christopher Votek @ 3:30pm (raga and cello demonstration) and Sheila Govindarajan @ 4pm. Thursday, April 8, 2 - 5PM (FREE Museum Admission) In Hammer Museum lobby - Open Beginning Tabla Workshop (2-4pm) featuring special guest: Sheela Bringi (harmonium and Sanskrit chanting) plus Suman Laha performing Veena @ 4pm. Saturday, April 10, 1 - 4 PM In Hammer Museum lobby - Open Beginning Tabla Workshops (1-2:30pm & 3-4pm) with special

  • FERMENT in the Little William Theater: Music with Cheese Accompaniment

    Chris Kallmyer Field recordings. Harmonium. Trumpet. Cheese. Saturday, April 3, 1:00 - 4:00pm Chris Kallmyer presents his project FERMENT; a collaboration with cheese-maker Sue Conley of the Cowgirl Creamery.  Incorporating field recordings of John Taverna's Dairy and the Cowgirl's facilities, Chris examines the process of cheese-making from agriculture to affinage.  Spatialized sound in the Little William Theater with samples of artisanal cheese. [Mt. Tam to be featured.] buy dissertation

  • Visa Run on the T97

    With a prestigious grant from the Asian Cultural Council, Hammer adjunct curator James Elaine moved to China in April 2008 to seek out emerging artists within China and throughout Asia. This blog provides a fascinating insight into Jamie’s travels and the art world in China. My Chinese visa is for one year but I must leave the country every 60 days to keep it valid. I can go anywhere as long as I exit Mainland China then return. This includes Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. March 19th I boarded the Beijing/Jiulong (Kowloon) T97 Express train and headed for Hong Kong.