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Wednesday, May 7

HAMMER CONVERSATIONS: Miwon Kwon & Allan McCollum

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

UCLA art history professor Miwon Kwon is trained in architecture, holds an MA in photography, and has extensive curatorial experience from her tenure at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the early 1990s. She is the author of One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity, as well as essays on the work of many contemporary artists. Kwon recently co-organized the major historical exhibition Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 with Philipp Kaiser at MOCA. Artist Allan McCollum has spent more than 40 years exploring how objects achieve public and personal meaning in a world constituted by mass production. Solo retrospectives of his work have been mounted internationally, and his works are held in over 70 art museum collections around the world. McCollum’s works are featured in Take It or Leave It.

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Thursday, May 8

HAMMER READINGS: Some Favorite Writers: Mona Simpson

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Mona Simpson’s novels include My Hollywood, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road, The Lost Father, and Anywhere But Here. Simpson is the recipient of a Guggenheim Grant, a Lila Wallace Award, the Heartland Award, and, recently, an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her last novel was chosen as one of the top 20 books of the year by the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, and Los Angeles Magazine. On the faculty of UCLA’s English department and the organizer of the Hammer’s Some Favorite Writers series for eight years, she has just published a new novel, Casebook. Oscar winning director David O. Russell joins Simpson for a dialogue about Casebook. 

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Friday, May 9

Saturday, May 10

Sunday, May 11

Misunderstood Monsters: Monster Moms

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

11:00am

Recommended for ages 8-13

Everyone’s got a mom—even smelly, snarly monsters! Moms bring out the best in their little beasts and help them become the most magnificent monsters. In this workshop, students get into the heads and hearts of monsters and then create Mother’s Day cards from a young monster’s point of view. Instructor Lindsay Ringwald is a TV post production supervisor.

The Hammer’s free collaborative workshops, presented with 826LA, are designed for groups of up to 20 students. Reservations are encouraged. Please visit workshops.826la.org or call 310-915-0200. 

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE.

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Tuesday, May 13

Wednesday, May 14

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