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Off-Site Program: Pop-Up Studio: Building Memories Brick by Brick

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This program has been moved off-site to the Bowtie Project (2800 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039), and the start time has been changed to 10 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Spend Father’s Day along the L.A. river with contemporary art. Build memories of working together to create clay from scratch and use it to create a temporary installation. Join Made in L.A. 2016 artist Rafa Esparza and his father as they stomp on a mixture of soil, water, hay, and fertilizer to make adobe clay and then form the mixture into sculptural bricks. As your bricks dry in the sun, join a walking tour of the Bowtie Project and explore contemporary art along the L.A. river. 

This program is co-presented by the Hammer Museum, Clockshop, and California State Parks.

10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Join one of four 30-minute sessions with Rafa Esparza, occurring every half hour starting at 10 a.m.
12–1 p.m.: Participate in a walking tour of the Bowtie Project

Gloves and rubber boots will be provided for the safe handling of adobe clay.

Pop-Up Studio

Families explore art and create together in lively workshops led by artists featured in Made in L.A. 2016. These drop-in programs are designed for ages 5 and up. 


Location: The Bowtie Project, 2800 Casitas Ave. (apprx.), Los Angeles, CA 90039
Ticketing: This drop-in program is not ticketed.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, 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 also receives support from friends of the Hammer Museum’s Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. Additional funding is provided by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.