UCLA Department of Art Lecture: Ben Davis

UCLA Department of Art Lecture: Ben Davis

The New York–based art critic Ben Davis has contributed to Adbusters, Frieze, New York, Slate, and the Village Voice. He is national art critic for Artnet News and critic-in-residence at Montclair State University, New Jersey. His first book, 9.5 Theses on Art and Class, seeks to show how an understanding of class makes sense of what is at stake in contemporary art’s most persistent debates. 

A book signing follows the lecture.


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: 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, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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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.

This ongoing series is organized by UCLA’s Department of Art. Supported by the William D. Feldman Family Endowed Art Lecture Fund.