Tag Archives: Hammer Museum


A Look at the Hammer’s ‘Made in L.A.’ Biennial

In 2012, the Hammer launched Made in L.A., a biennial focused on Los Angeles. Some 61 artists and collectives working primarily in that city participated in the first edition, from young guns like Math Bass to established figures like Channa Horwitz. This year’s edition, … Read More

2015: The Year in Review
Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999.


Inequality Endures: The Price of Being a Female Artist in 2015

An annual overview of how female artists and their work fared over the past year in the marketplace and the broader art world. Here is the 2014 edition.“Is the Pope Catholic?” Marilyn Minter said in response to a 2014 survey querying the existence of gender … Read More

Mark Bradford, Rebuild South Central, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 43" x 96". JOSHUA WHITE/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

Mark Bradford at Hammer Museum

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Ferrell and Stark at the Hammer Museum's gala on October 10, 2015.STEFANIE KEENAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR HAMMER MUSEUM

‘I Have Nothing to Do With Hollywood!’: Frances Stark Meets Will Ferrell Onstage at the Hammer

In 2012, while Frances Stark was working on her acclaimed film installation Bobby Jesus’s Alma Mater b/w Reading the Book of Davis and/or Paying Attention Is Free, actor Will Ferrell released a Spanish-language film called Casa de mi Padre. Despite the … Read More

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A portrait of Sheftel: Matthew Wat­son, J.S. and A.D.C., 2013.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JOE SHEFTEL GALLERY

Joe Sheftel Will Close New York Gallery, Join Hammer as Director of Donor Relations

After nearly four years in business, dealer Joe Sheftel announced today that he will close his Lower East Side gallery to join the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles with the title Director, Donor Relations.“It has been exhilarating to run a … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Mark Bradford, Dead Hummingbird, 2015, mixed media on canvas.JOSHUA WHITE/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

‘Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth’ at the Hammer Museum

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday Read More

A simulation of the future NMAAHC building.


Morning Links: National Museum of African American History and Culture Edition

Hong Kong museum M+ has rescheduled its opening for 2019, 2 years after its original opening date. [Artforum]5 questions with the MFA students who dropped out of USC last week. [Blouin Artinfo]Descendants of Peggy Guggenheim are battling each other in … Read More


‘Not Being Able to Speak Your Mind Is a Ridiculous Thing’: At Creative Time’s Protest and Performance for Tania Bruguera in Times Square

At the end of 2014, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera was detained in her native country for staging a performance art piece called Tatlin’s Whisper #6 in Havana’s Revolution Square, a site heavily associated with Fidel Castro. On the surface, this act … Read More

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Leonard Nimoy giving the Vulcan Salute at the Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona. 


Leonard Nimoy, Actor, Artist, Collector, and Patron, Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed the beloved Spock character on the original Star Trek series, died on Friday at the age of 83 in his home in Los Angeles.Though his 4-year tenure on Star Trek (1966-69) became his lifelong … Read More

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The logo for the 2012 Made in L.A. biennial.

Hamza Walker and Aram Moshayedi Will Curate 2016 Made in L.A.

The 2016 edition of the Hammer Museum’s biennial, “Made in L.A.,” will be organized by Aram Moshayedi, a curator at the museum, and Hamza Walker, the director of education and associate curator at the Renaissance Society in Chicago.This marks the … Read More


Hammer Museum Partners With New Arts Center Cofounded by Mark Bradford

Big moves on the museum front in Los Angeles! The Hammer Museum revealed today that it has entered into what it terms a Public Engagement Partnership with a new nonprofit called Art + Practice, which will be located on a 17,000-square-foot … Read More


The Future of the American Kunsthalle

Kunsthalles are flexible spaces designed for showing, not collecting, art. But how do they survive—and raise money—without outgrowing their model? Read More

Renoir, Dance at Bougival, 1883Courtesy MFA Boston

Morning Links: Fees Edition

“Judge decides Rauschenberg trustees’ $24.6 million fees are reasonable.” The Rauschenberg Foundation said that it is weighing its legal options. [The Art Newspaper]Sebastian Smee details the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s controversial fee-generating loans. [The Boston Globe]Abigail Rockwell rebuts Deborah … Read More


Viveca Paulin-Ferrell: L.A. Story

Actress and former auctioneer Viveca Paulin-Ferrell has become a major player on the California scene Read More