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Special Programs

Together in Time Public Opening

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Join us as we celebrate the culmination of the Hammer’s two-decade transformation and the naming of its building as the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Cultural Center.

Enjoy art-making activities for all ages, curator-led talks, and a special presentation of artist videos all day in the Billy Wilder Theater.

This free, all-day event welcomes the community through the Hammer’s new main entrance and lobby featuring a large-scale artwork by Chiharu Shiota; a brand-new 5,800-square-foot gallery featuring Rita McBride’s artwork Particulates; and a new outdoor sculpture terrace featuring Sanford Biggers’ 25-foot-tall cast-bronze sculpture Oracle. Also opening is the largest presentation to date of the Hammer Contemporary Collection, filling nearly every gallery of the museum across multiple exhibitions and installations, including Together in Time: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection.

Activities include art talks each hour with Hammer curators and educators, and an all-day Art Lab with hands-on creative activities for all ages inspired by artworks on view at the museum, facilitated by Hammer educators.

Become a Hammer member and be invited to our exclusive Members Morning, featuring private viewings of the exhibitions, introductions by the Hammer curatorial team, and a light breakfast on the museum's Annenberg Terrace. Members are also invited to a special celebration on Saturday, March 25, including a hosted bar and a special live DJ performance.


10:00 AM Members Morning: Become a Hammer member to attend
11:00 AM Museum opens to the public
12:00 PM Curator art talk: Cindy Burlingham on Bridget Riley's Movement in Squares, 1961
1:00 PM Curator art talk: Aram Moshayedi on Huguette Caland's Self Portrait (Bribes de Corps), 1973
2:00 PM Educator-led tour: 30-minute discussion about connections and comparisons between two works of art
3:00 PM Educator-led tour: 30-minute discussions about connections and comparisons between two works of art
4:00 PM Curator art talk: Connie Butler on Christina Fernandez's Bend, 2020
5:00 PM Curator art talk: Erin Christovale on rafa esparza's Sebastian as Chalchihticue, 2019

All Day Art Lab: hands-on creative activities for all ages 

The Hammer has worked with architect Michael Maltzan since 2000 and has transformed every inch of the museum—from its galleries to its courtyard, program spaces, and more. Learn more about the project.

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