Hammer Blog

  • From the Collection: Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

    From the Collection: Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

    Thinking of this serene and beautiful image by Charles White from 1971, titled Love Letters, and published by the National United Committee to Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners. An image of black power, woman power and love. Solidarity with Black Lives Matter, still activating and keeping the pressure on in L.A.

  • Hammergram: August 2016

    Hammergram: August 2016

    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 in the hopes that it will inspire you to share your own Hammer experience with us.

  • Hammer Museum Announces Recipients of Mohn Awards in Made in L.A. 2016

    Hammer Museum Announces Recipients of Mohn Awards in Made in L.A. 2016

    Dancer and choreographer Adam Linder will receive the $100,000 Mohn Award honoring artistic excellence as well as a monograph produced by the Hammer. Wadada Leo Smith will receive the $25,000 Career Achievement Award honoring brilliance and resilience; and Kenzi Shiokava will receive the $25,000 Public Recognition Award as determined by a public vote.

  • 3 Questions with Dena Yago

    3 Questions with Dena Yago

    Throughout Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, we'll feature Q&As with several of the artists in the exhibition. In advance of her panel with Sean Monahan and Rachel Berks on August 25, we spoke to Made in L.A. artist Dena Yago about her practice and her relationship to L.A.

  • Where are They Now? Degas in Melbourne and Houston

    Where are They Now? Degas in Melbourne and Houston

    One of the most famous theater boxes in art will soon make a transatlantic voyage from Melbourne to Houston. The Hammer Museum’s "Theater Box" by Edgar Degas—a pastel measuring 23 7/16 x 17 3/8 inches from 1885—is currently part of the traveling exhibition "Degas: A New Vision," a show that opened on June 24 and will remain on view until September 18 at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne, Australia.

  • 3 Questions with Joel Holmberg

    3 Questions with Joel Holmberg

    Throughout "Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only," we'll feature Q&As with several of the artists in the exhibition. In advance of his talk with another Made in L.A. artist Guthrie Lonergan (of M&M's fame) on August 24, we spoke to artist Joel Holmberg about his work and relationship to L.A.

  • 10 Things: Olympics Edition

    10 Things: Olympics Edition

    The Olympics are in full swing in Rio, and we at the Hammer are feeling extra inspired. In this peak of competition we felt there was no greater time than the present to highlight some HAMMER10 members who have taken their dedication and participation to Olympic heights.