Hammer Blog

  • Telescope: China | From Qipao to Mao to Now

    Telescope: China | From Qipao to Mao to Now

    My first trip to China was in 2002. What I could see of fashion at that time in the shops and on the streets was generic, unattractive, and cheap looking. There was no identity, no beauty from the past or creative hope for the future.

  • Hammergram: April 2015

    Hammergram: April 2015

    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.

  • On View at the Café: Petra Cortright

    On View at the Café: Petra Cortright

    Petra Cortright’s short videos of the seemingly frivolous activities of a Millennial generation woman perfectly capture the motivations behind the innumerable homemade videos that are available online on popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo.

  • Telescope: China | He Wei

    Telescope: China | He Wei

    He Wei’s mysterious abstractions investigate interior landscapes of the mind and heart. Through a process of applying many translucent layers of oil paint onto canvases lying on the floor random expressionistic color fields are created sometimes with broken geometric structures floating on the surface.