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Libros Schmibros: Grand Opening & Book Drive

Saturday Aug 27, 2011 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM This is a past program

Libros Schmibros at the Hammer will host an all-day opening celebration and book drive at the Hammer from 11:00AM–7:00PM, capped with a caravan downtown to Josh Kun's salute to the music of Boyle Heights at Grand Performances on Bunker Hill.

Visitors will receive free admission with the donation of books from the following categories:

Books about Los Angeles or by L.A. authors

High school or college syllabus paperbacks

Farsi-language or Spanish-language books

First editions or advance reading copies of all sorts

The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program seeks to create a new kind of interactive museum: an artist-driven visitor engagement program that encourages contact among visitors, artists, and Museum staff, and activates spaces in imaginative ways.

Public Engagement and AIR were established in 2009 thanks to a James Irvine Foundation Arts Innovation Fund grant. Via AIR, artists examine and respond to fundamental museum issues related to the visitor experience in an attempt to deepen the Hammer’s connection with its guests.

Libros Schmibros is a fiscally sponsored project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program