Catherine Opie, Connie Butler, and Helen Molesworth

Catherine Opie, Connie Butler, and Helen Molesworth

  • This is a past program

Unfortunately, this event was cancelled due to a power outage at the museum. It will not be rescheduled.

In conjunction with her solo exhibitions at MOCA Pacific Design Center, Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Roadand at the Hammer Museum, Catherine Opie: Portraits, photographer Catherine Opie joins MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth and Hammer Chief Curator Connie Butler for a conversation about the concepts of portraiture, gender, celebrity, and creativity at play in the artist’s photographs of Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air home and in her images of visual artists, fashion designers, and writers drawn from her own circle of friends. They will explore the ways these recent bodies of work both extend and depart from Opie’s longstanding interests in documentary photography, community and identity, the built and social American landscape, as well as the capacity of photography to bear witness to what might otherwise remain unseen. This program is co-organized by MOCA and the Hammer Museum. 


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Hammer and MOCA Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate on weekends (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.