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Special Programs

A Malleable History: An Art Making Workshop with Umar Rashid

MONDAY MAY 17, 2021 7 PM PDT

Organized by the Hammer Student Association

Led by Made in L.A. 2020 artist Umar Rashid, this online workshop focuses on creative intervention into historic moments to imagine alternative narratives and new futures. Participants will learn about Rashid’s work and then create a drawing or mapping project that envisions a utopian outcome to an historic event. Come to the workshop with a specific historic moment in mind and some drawing supplies.

This is an online program. Scroll down for details about how to participate.


Join live: RSVP to receive an email reminder on the day of the program with the link to tune in. The link to join will also be posted here 2 hours before the program starts. This program will not be recorded.
Help with Zoom: This program will be held on the Zoom platform. Visit to join a test meeting, then follow the instructions to test your video and audio. If you have never used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app or join from your browser. Zoom works best on the Chrome browser.
Having trouble? Contact our visitor experience team at [email protected] or 310-443-7000.
Give back: This program is free. The Hammer relies on your support in order to present its programs and exhibitions. Please consider making a contribution.

All 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, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
Readings are supported by GRoW @ Annenberg.
Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Hammer public programs are presented online in partnership with the #KeepThePromise campaign—a movement promoting social justice and human rights through the arts.