Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. 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 Marcela Guerrero, curatorial fellow. It focuses on the work of artist Vik Muniz.
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On last year's "Comedy Meltdown" show on Comedy Central, the comics were instructed to try something onstage they'd never done before. Neal Brennan was tired of the monotony of traditional stand-up and had always wanted to try different tones onstage. That night, this show was born. Three microphones are spaced out on the stage and Brennan alternates between them; one for traditional stand-up, one for one-liners, and one for short confessional monologues. The show is a work in progress and will be until the last possible second it can be.
Frank Gehry presents a comprehensive examination of his extraordinary body of work from the early 1960s—he established his firm in Los Angeles in 1962—to the present, featuring over 200 drawings, many of which have never been seen publicly, and more than 65 models that illuminate the evolution of Gehry’s thinking.
he museum's collection is rich in art from all over the world, including the United States. Take this trip through America via its artwork and see a variety of influences. While European art often served as a starting point, American artists originated their own styles, finding an unending source of subject matter and inspiration in the New World. This discussion-based tour will include the art of colonial America, the wide variety of subject matter introduced in the 19th century, and the innovations of the 20th century. Educator and art historian Mary Lenihan leads the tour.
he United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia is complex and opaque. Suspicions persist that powerful Saudis funded Al Qaeda and some of the hijackers who carried out the 9/11 attacks. Senator Bob Graham, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, and cochair of the Joint Congressional inquiry into the 9/11 terrorist attacks, visits to shed light on the 28 pages of the 9/11 report that remain classified. Joining him is former CIA veteran Robert Baer, who was portrayed by George Clooney in the movie Syriana.
Moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11 a.m., and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m., on KPFK 90.7 FM.