Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30pm. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk will be led by Cynthia Burlingham, deputy director, curatorial affairs.
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Co-presented with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Fracking is both demonized and praised almost daily in the media, leaving most Americans confused. We strive to bring some clarity to this divisive issue by bringing together scientists and policy makers to tease out the facts about the effects of hydraulic fracturing on the quality and quantity of the nations water. Panelists: Jonathan Bishop, California State Water Resources Control Board; water treatment engineer Subir Bhattacharjee; Stanford environmental scientist Robert Jackson; and Damon Nagami, director of the Southern California Ecosystems Project at the NRDC. Moderated by Mark Gold, acting director, UCLA Institute of Environmental Sustainability. THE NEXT WAVE: QUALITY, QUANTITY, AND ACCESSIBILITY OF WATER IN THE 21ST CENTURY Throughout 2015 the Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability explore the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water.
366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095
The Thrilling Adventure Hour April Fools' Fun-Around
"Before we close down the show next week, we want to have a bit of fun with the WorkJuice Players and some special guests, for you, the Adventurekateers! Join Paul F. Tompkins, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Janet Varney, Annie Savage, and all of the WJ Players for this goof-around, April Fools' Day episode of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, in which roles are assigned ON STAGE DURING PERFORMANCE, your favorite episodes are made new again, and improvisation is key to success!
611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA
Jump in the democratized stream of short film consciousness, where you’ll decide what hits the screen. We’re opening our archives and putting the programming in your trusted hands, intrepid audience, as we pair weird, wonderful ephemeral films for a vote before spooling up the selected 16mm marvels. Watch as our audience (always a healthy mix of tastemakers and troublemakers) splits into sects, leering and jeering over an all-killer, no-wrong-answers assault of accumulated reels. Bonds will be forged, impulses will be followed, and we’ll watch the bejeesus out of some real rarities. What kind of accidents would you prefer to see a safety film about? Travel film? Abstract, or narrative? Who’s starring? Which country? When decade? Cartoon of choice? Pick your box-office poison! - See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/lost-and-found-film-club/#sthash.9pkLdpS...
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Come paint with us! Located next to the Korean and Chinese galleries, the Boone Children’s Gallery is a free creative space where visitors of all ages are invited to learn the art of East Asian brush painting. No prior art-making experience is necessary. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. Visitors sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
African Textiles and Adornment: Selections from the Marcel and Zaira Mis Collection featured over 35 dynamic textiles and commanding headdresses. Brilliant color, bold patterns, and intriguing symbols characterize the dress of many societies throughout the African continent. Not only are garments visually compelling, but they are also laden with emblems of power that signify the wealth, status, prestige, or even divinity of the bearer.
Please note: There are two additional days of Member Previews for this exhibition (April 3 and 4)
5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90036
Listen to music, relax, and paint! Designer and television personality Mark Montano will be hosting a Social Artworking party, where everyone will receive a painting kit to make their own canvas. The program is designed for people without any painting experience, but fun for all levels of artistic abilities. There will be templates you can use or create your own image. RSVP requested to cafamapril2015.eventbrite.com