Kate & Laura

Close Encounters: Portrait Theater

Practice different techniques of portraiture with photographer Siri Kaur, and get ready to snap photos of the people you know using techniques from the exhibition Catherine Opie: Portraits

Close Encounters

Designed for adults and kids ages five and up, these lively drop-in programs encourage families to look closely at art, experiment, and create together.


Location: Look for signs or ask a Visitor Experience Representative.
Ticketing: This drop-in program is not ticketed.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. 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.

Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. 

Hammer Kids has also received funding from supporters and friends of the Hammer Museum’s Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. 

Additional support has been provided by Resnick Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, and the Art4Moore Fund of the Tides Foundation.