Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Hammer Museum
Museum / Los Angeles

The Hammer Museum at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.

The Hammer Museum champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and inspire change.

The Hammer understands that art not only has the power to transport us through aesthetic experience but can also provide significant insight into some of the most pressing cultural, political, and social questions of our time. We share the unique and invaluable perspectives that artists have on the world around us.

A vibrant intellectual and creative nexus, the Hammer is fueled by dynamic exhibitions and programs – including lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances – that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas.

And through our unwavering commitment to free admission and free public programs, the Hammer is open for all and free for good.

The Hammer Museum is one of three public arts units of the School of Arts and Architecture at UCLA.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Hammer Museum
Museum / Los Angeles

The Hammer Museum at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world.

The Hammer Museum champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and inspire change.

The Hammer understands that art not only has the power to transport us through aesthetic experience but can also provide significant insight into some of the most pressing cultural, political, and social questions of our time. We share the unique and invaluable perspectives that artists have on the world around us.

A vibrant intellectual and creative nexus, the Hammer is fueled by dynamic exhibitions and programs – including lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances – that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas.

And through our unwavering commitment to free admission and free public programs, the Hammer is open for all and free for good.

The Hammer Museum is one of three public arts units of the School of Arts and Architecture at UCLA.

Diedrick Brackens
  • César Cuspoca
    Artist
    In Memoriam / 1987–2022
    César Cuspoca (1987–2022) is a Colombian artist whose artistic practice principally nourishes questions of perception, the duality between appearance and disappearance, and materialism and immaterialism. It is, however, more concretely the idea of experience which takes a central role in his approach and which allows him to structure his creative process. (more…)
  • Silke Schönfeld: No More Butter Scenes
    Jun 27–30, 2024
    Kunsthalle Münster
    Münster, Germany
    The video installation No More Butter Scenes (2024) examines the relationship between consent and intimacy in the context of the acting profession. In 2007, around 35 years after the premiere of Tango in Paris (1972), actress Maria Schneider spoke for the first time about the sexual abuse she experienced during the shooting of the infamous butter scene. Director Bernardo Bertolucci argued that it was only by not informing his leading actress in advance of how the scene with co-star Marlon Brando would take place that he was able to capture her authentic frustration and anger. (more…)
  • Rodrigo Morales: 91 East
    Jun 1 – Aug 11, 2024
    GCAC / Grand Central Art Center
    Santa Ana, USA
    In the 1980s, a mere 234 warehouses dotted the landscape of the Inland Empire. Today, over 4,000 logistic centers have been implanted across the region in a rapid movement to bring commerce to the region. Once identified by its untouched land, the area has become enveloped by the sprawling network of warehouses that define the region’s skyline. As this part of Southern California quickly becomes the backbone of America’s road-based supply chain, it simultaneously introduces many repercussions to the daily lives of communities that call the Inland Empire home. (more…)
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