Exploring Social Justice through Art
One myth about museum education is that learning only takes place within the geographical confines of a museum space. Families, children, and other museum audiences are expected to travel to museums—many times outside of their own communities—to experience them. A new Hammer Kids series called Art Without Walls disputes this myth through a partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library.
Members Celebrate Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami
On Saturday, May 6, Hammer members celebrated the opening of Hammer Projects: Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami with an artist conversation, cocktail reception, and t-shirt launch.
Previewing K.A.M.P. with The Haas Brothers
Everyone at the Hammer looks forward to K.A.M.P. (Kids' Art Museum Project) all year! Our annual fundraising event is imagined by artists for kids and their families. As we gear up for the big day this Sunday, May 21, we checked in with two of this year's artists, The Haas Brothers.
What is a Just World? Our Visitors Respond with Love, Equity, and Tacos
Open Corner is an area near our Hammer Store that is designated for visitor participatory projects. In our current iteration of Open Corner, we encourage visitors to engage with the overarching goal of our mission statement—build a more just world.
Open Projector Night Winners: Fall 2016
On October 18, 2016, as part of our recurring program Open Projector Night, filmmakers were invited to screen their own short films or videos and vie for a prize at L.A.’s most raucous independent film fest.
Previewing K.A.M.P. with Kelly Akashi
Everyone at the Hammer looks forward to K.A.M.P. (Kids' Art Museum Project) all year! As we gear up for the big day on Sunday, May 21, we checked in with one of this year's artists, Kelly Akashi.
Jimmie Durham Inspires Us to Think About Stereotypes
Jimmie Durham’s exhibition can be complicated to talk about with young ones (and grown-ups, for that matter), which made it all the more important to organize a Hammer Kids program around his work.