Join us for a residency with David Kipen's Boyle Heights lending library/used-book shop, Libros Schmibros.
Libros Schmibros at the Hammer presents a participatory verbatim reading of Jack Kerouac's enduring novel On the Road, currently the subject of an exhibition of Ed Ruscha's work now on view at the Hammer, a new iPad app from Viking Press, and soon to be a major motion picture from The Motorcycle Diaries screenwriter Jose Rivera. Expect special guests.
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