Hammer Blog

  • Dream Home Resource Center, June 28-July 6, 2013

    Dream Home Resource Center, Olga Koumoundouros's most recent investigation into the realm of home ownership, addresses the immateriality of real estate transactions and the shift from home as emblem of the American dream to house as commodity. Inspired in part by the Hammer Museum's exhibition A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living and Jones's vision of modern architecture, Koumoundouros fast-forwards more than half a century to the present, a moment filled with far less optimism about housing in the United States.

  • Telescope

    Telescope

    We are so pleased to bring you the special guest series, Telescope. In 2008, Hammer Projects Curator, James Elaine, relocated to China. He has since settled in Beijing and recently opened the non-profit art space, Telescope.  Jamie will be our feet on the ground and bring us his musings on art, life in China, and anything else that might strike his fancy. This is his space.  Welcome to Telescope. ______ BIO James Elaine is an artist and curator of contemporary art living and working in Beijing researching the contemporary art of China. From 1999 to 2010 he was the Hammer Projects curator at the Hammer Museum Los Angeles where he curated or oversaw more than 80 project exhibitions and 3 large-scale group shows of local and international emerging artists. His Hammer exhibition, THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, 2005, won the International Art Critics Association’s award for best thematic

  • Dream Home Resource Center, June 21-28, 2013

    Dream Home Resource Center, Olga Koumoundouros's most recent investigation into the realm of home ownership, addresses the immateriality of real estate transactions and the shift from home as emblem of the American dream to house as commodity. Inspired in part by the Hammer Museum's exhibition A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living and Jones's vision of modern architecture, Koumoundouros fast-forwards more than half a century to the present, a moment filled with far less optimism about housing in the United States.

  • Music for Better Living Series

    FREE ADMISSION | Doors open at 7PM | Galleries open late | Cash Bar In celebration of A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living, the Hammer and KCRW 89.9FM present five nights of free live music in the Hammer courtyard, curated by and featuring KCRW DJs plus special guests. KCRW DJ Jason Bentley + AM & Shawn Lee | Thursday, June 27 AM & Shawn Lee: Dark Into Light KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez & Eric J. Lawrence + Ximena Sariñana | Thursday, July 11 Ximena Sariñana - Different KCRW DJs Raul Campos & Valida + Fol Chen | Thursday, July 18 Fol Chen: 200 Words KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe & Mario Cotto + Classixx | Thursday, July 25 Classix: Holding On KCRW DJs Anne Litt & + The Decoders | Thursday, August 1 The Decoders Vol. 2 EPK Series Music for Better Living is sponsored by The Cosmopolitan