Hammer Blog

  • Reimagining Our World at Family Day

    Reimagining Our World at Family Day

    If you could reimagine your world, what would it Look Like? At this year's Family Day: Reimagine Your World, we invited families across Los Angeles to ask themselves this very question. More than 1,100 kids and their grown-ups challenged their imaginations through a variety of art workshops.

  • Hammergram: September 2016

    Hammergram: September 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.

  • The Floor is Yours

    The Floor is Yours

    Our third-floor galleries are currently closed for renovation, and with that renovation comes many decisions—both technical and aesthetic. For our new gallery floors, we are happy to be working with the family-owned Danish company Dinesen, where the love of wood and the respect for nature have been passed down through generations.

  • Third-Floor Galleries Closed for Renovation

    Third-Floor Galleries Closed for Renovation

    Our third-floor galleries are currently closed for renovation and will reopen in January 2017. Throughout fall, the rest of the museum—the lobby and courtyard level galleries, Billy Wilder Theater, courtyard, Hammer Store, and AMMO Café—will remain open and active with dozens of public programs, exhibitions, and In Real Life: 100 Days of Film and Performance.

  • #AskACurator Day 2016

    #AskACurator Day 2016

    Have you had a burning question for one of our curators? Now is your chance to ask! The Hammer is excited to once again be among more than 1,200 museums from 52 countries participating in #AskACurator Day on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

  • Learning from our Paper Conservator

    Learning from our Paper Conservator

    Have you ever heard of a paper conservator? Generally, a paper conservator restores, maintains, or prepares objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibition. To be frank, I hadn’t known about this career until I started interning here at the Hammer Museum.

  • 10 Things To Do in September (Even Though the Third Floor Galleries are Closed)

    10 Things To Do in September (Even Though the Third Floor Galleries are Closed)

    While we wrap up our beloved, most recent iteration of Made in L.A., the third floor galleries are closing for some much-needed R&R (restoration and renovation). Though the galleries are closed, there’s still plenty to do at the Hammer. We’ve compiled 10 ways to keep you as busy as ever on your way to earning your tenth point.