Act Up demonstration, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

We Have Never Been Queer

What new understandings of self, life, death, and pleasure race through our era of pharmaceutical experimentation and ecological ruin? What futures, queer or otherwise, await us on the other side of this obliteration? Gender studies guru Jack Halberstam discusses gender, futurity, and how to avoid the new normal with Maggie Nelson, author of The Art of Cruelty.

Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World

The Hammer, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Museum of Art and its presentation of Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World, hosts a series of programs exploring the invisible communities that the extraordinary photographer sought to illuminate in his photographs.


Location: Annex
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.