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  • This Week in A.I.R. / May 25-29

    Singing By Numbers Gallery 4 Tuesday, 7-9pm AND Thursday 6-9pm Laura Steenberge and Catherine Lamb, leaders of the experimental women’s choir Singing by Numbers, will perform in the Luisa Lambri galleries. Laura and Cat are interested in the exploration of the physics of sound waves through voice. The notes they sing are not named ‘do-re-mi’ or ‘c-d-e’, but are instead named by numbers. The numbers relate to the harmonic series: a naturally occurring system of pitches that is based on the physics of vibrations. Needlepoint Therapy Billy Wilder Theater Green Room Thursday, 2-3:30pm Led by West Los Angeles based psycho-analyst and needlepointing enthusiast, Dr. Ellen Medway, a small group of people will convene privately for 90 minute sessions of therapy over an eight-week period. While the group pursues self-exploration, discovery and psychological enrichment, they will also be engaging with craft and art history as they needlepoint images based on

  • K.A.M.P. Digital Photo Booth

    On May 16th, The Hammer Museum kicked off its first ever K.A.M.P. (Kids’ Art Museum Project), an event imagined by artists for kids. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and other creative pros led inventive workshops and experiences for children from ages 4 to 14 in the carefree atmosphere of the Hammer courtyard. All K.A.M.P. proceeds support the Museum’s growing Hammer Kids public programming. Special thanks to MVS Studio / Digital PhotoBooth for these amazing photos! CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW THE PHOTO ALBUM: buying research papers

  • Opening the Box: Jacob Samuel's Studio

    In anticipation of the opening of Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel, I went to master printer Jacob Samuel's studio in Santa Monica. He took me around his serene storefront space, giving quick insights onto the printmaking process and stories about the diverse group of international artists he has worked with. This two-minute video gives a glimpse into his world and the exhibition: Original video by Amanda Law, new media associate. purchase an essay

  • This Week in A.I.R. / May 20 - 23

    Needlepoint Therapy Billy Wilder Theater Green Room Thursday, May 20, 2-3:30pm Led by West Los Angeles based psycho-analyst and needlepointing enthusiast, Dr. Ellen Medway, a small group of people will convene privately for 90 minute sessions of therapy over an eight-week period. While the group pursues self-exploration, discovery and psychological enrichment, they will also be engaging with craft and art history as they needlepoint images based on paintings from the museum’s permanent collection. Dr. Medway chose a selection of works that she has deemed conducive, relevant and pertinent to the therapeutic process. Images of these paintings have been made into needlepoint patterns and each participant will work on this pattern from the collection throughout the sessions. Singing By Numbers Gallery 4 Thursday, May 20, 6-9pm Laura Steenberge and Catherine Lamb, leaders of the experimental women’s choir Singing by Numbers, will perform in the Luisa Lambri galleries. Laura and Cat

  • This Week in A.I.R. / May 10 - 15

    Live Personal Soundtrack, in conjunction with Electro Night Thursday, May 13, 6-9pm Eric Klerks and Dylan McKenzie Visitors to Luisa Lambri’s Being there will be presented with the option to “check out” guitarists Eric Klerks and Dylan McKenzie to walk with them through the exhibitions. Klerks and McKenzie will follow individual visitors around, playing live music into headphones through which only that visitor can hear. Puppetry in the Little William Theater by DanRae Wilson and Miriam Jones Saturday, May 15, 1-4pm DanRae Wilson and Miriam Jones pair brief puppet shows (3-5 minutes) in the Little William Theater with longer shows (5-7 minutes) at half past each hour that will be performed from inside the Little William Theater with only the top part of the door open. The two pieces will work in tandem -- exploring the ephemeral, transitory nature of a time-based event juxtaposed with the hearty tradition of

  • Saturday, May 8th in the Little William Theater

    Little William Theater Saturday, May 8, 1-4pm Kelly Kawar (bass), Eric Kiersnowski (baritone guitar), and Jonathan Silberman (tenor saxophone) make up the musical trio Rats. Their tour of intimate spaces brings them to the Little William Theater, where their original musical interludes will explore various moods, forms, and sounds. The Little William Theater is located in a coat-room in the lobby under the stairs at the Hammer Museum. It is one of the world’s newest and smallest theaters, with seating for two people, and different performers every week. Curated by Chris Kallmyer. buy custom term papers

  • Group Therapy + Needlepointing

    Group Therapy + Needlepointing

    The Hammer Museum's Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) program is pleased to offer Group Therapy + Needlepointing. This project presents a unique opportunity to engage with the museum in an extraordinarily intimate manner. Led by West Los Angeles based psycho-analyst and needlepointing enthusiast, Dr. Ellen Medway, a small group of people will convene weekly in the museum (privately, behind closed doors) for 90 minute sessions of therapy over an eight-week period. While the group pursues self-exploration, discovery and psychological enrichment, they will also be engaging with craft and art history as they needlepoint images based on paintings from the museum’s permanent collection. Dr. Medway chose a selection of works that she has deemed conducive, relevant and pertinent to the therapeutic process. Images of these paintings have been made into needlepoint patterns and each participant will work on this pattern from the collection throughout the sessions. In place