Hammer Blog

  • Soundings: Bells at the Hammer

    Saturday, July 17, 2010 - SOUNDINGS: BELLS AT THE HAMMER The Hammer Museum and Machine Project invite the public to participate in a day-long sound installation by composer Chris Kallmyer. All visitors will be issued a small bell, which they can wear as they move through the galleries, courtyard, lobby, and other public spaces. Admission to the museum will be free of charge to all participants. Additional bell related sound pieces will take place throughout the day, including circulating ice cream carts, animatronic Santa bells in the museum’s coatroom, and an African bell ensemble. buy book report

  • This Week in A.I.R. / Thursday - Saturday

    Needlepoint Therapy 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 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. These sessions are full, however take home Therapy + Needlepointing kits will be available in the bookstore July 1st. Micro-concerts in the Little William Theater Saturday, 1-4pm This week the Little William Theater will host Heather Lockie. Heather Lockie is

  • Xi'an x 2

    Xi'an x 2

    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.

  • This Week in A.I.R. / June 24 - 26

    Needlepoint Therapy Thursday, June 24, 2 - 3:30 PM 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. These sessions are now full, however take home Therapy + Needlepointing kits will be available in the Hammer bookstore July 1st. Microconcerts in the Little William Theater Saturday, June 26, 1 - 4 PM This

  • Watch the World Cup at the Hammer!

    2010 FIFA World Cup at the Hammer Museum Live and recorded matches will screen in Gallery 6 and at Cafe Hammer* All screenings are free to the public. LIVE MATCHES from 11:30am-2pm Sat, June 19 CAMAROON vs. DENMARK Sun, June 20 BRAZIL vs. COTE D’IVORIE Tue, June 22 GREECE vs. ARGENTINA Wed, June 23 GHANA vs. GERMANY Thu, June 24 DENMARK vs. JAPAN Fri, June 25 CHILE vs. SPAIN RECORDED MATCHES 4pm Sat, June 19 Netherlands vs. Japan** Sun, June 20 Italy vs. New Zealand** Tues, June 22 Mexico vs. Uruguay Wed, June 23 USA vs. Algeria Thu, June 24 Cameroon vs. Netherlands Fri, June 25 Portugal vs. Brazil **Gallery 6 only. *Cafe Hammer seating is reserved for cafe customers. online assignments

  • Also I Like to Rock: Hammer Museum + KCRW 89.9FM Rock the Summer Pass

    The Hammer courtyard turns electric in July when Also I Like to Rock returns for a series of free concerts featuring today’s top emerging bands. Presented in partnership with KCRW 89.9 FM and curated by Buzz Bands LA, two bands per night will perform with KCRW DJs spinning before and between sets. Galleries are open until 9pm. Thursday, July 1, 8PM DJ: Dan Wilcox Saint Motel + Kitten Thursday, July 8, 8PM DJ: Anne Litt Admiral Radley + The Happy Hollows Thursday, July 15, 8PM DJ: Garth Trinidad The Heavy +  Fitz & the Tantrums Thursday, July 22, 8PM DJ: Chuck P Voxhaul Broadcast + Chasing Kings ROCK THE SUMMER PASS │ $25 ($25 IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE) CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR ROCK THE SUMMER PASS Jump the lines, rock the VIP lounge for all four Also I Like To Rock concerts, AND enjoy a membership to BOTH

  • This Week in A.I.R.

    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 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. These sessions are now full. Micro-concerts in the Little William Theater Saturday, 2-5pm This week the Little William Theater will host the Kate Conklin Bulgarian Vocal Ensemble. Kate Conklin is a classically trained soprano and

  • Coming Soon: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection

    On view July 3, 2010 - January 23, 2011. In 2005 the Hammer launched an initiative to build a collection of contemporary art through both purchases and gifts. Recognizing the variety of media that contemporary artists employ, this growing collection of nearly 1500 works includes drawings, photography, sculpture, painting, film and video. In an effort to reflect the museum’s history of exhibitions, many artists represented in the collection—and whose work is on view in this exhibition—have participated in our Hammer Projects series, one of our biannual Hammer Invitational exhibitions, or in a monographic or thematic exhibition presented at the Hammer. With the goal of collecting in depth while continually broadening the collection, our focus has been on the acquisition of key works by influential artists from World War II to the present moment, paying particular attention to work made in Southern California. This is the third exhibition of works from

  • This Week in A.I.R. / June 10-12

    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 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. These sessions are now full. Micro-concerts in the Little William Theater Saturday, 1-4pm This week in the Little William Theatre Daniel Brummel will play material inspired by lineages of tradition, as well as experiment, in

  • This Week in A.I.R. / June 3-5

    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 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. These sessions are now full. Singing by Numbers Gallery 4 Friday 4-7pm Laura Steenberge and Catherine Lamb, leaders of the experimental women's choir Singing by Numbers, will perform in the Luisa Lambri galleries. Laura and