Conversations

Tom Morello & Sam Durant

Thursday Jan 13, 2011 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

The musical reach of Morello is matched only by his political activism. —Los Angeles Times

Sam Durant’s work interrogates the political and social aspects of art and American life with a rare insight and humor.  —ArtReview

Tom Morello is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Street Sweeper Social Club, and a solo project, The Nighwatchman. A widely recognized political activist, Morello co-founded Axis of Justice, an organization whose purpose is to bring together musicians, music fans, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice. Sam Durant is a multimedia artist whose work engages a variety of social, political, and cultural issues, while often referencing American history. Durant has exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally, and teaches art at the California Institute of the Arts.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.