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Wednesday, November 5

Poetry: Robin Robertson

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0

7:30pm

Scottish writer Robin Robertson has published five collections of poetry—most recently Hill of Doors— and has received a number of accolades, including the Petrarch Prize, the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Cholmondeley Award, and all three Forward Prizes. His selection of poems, Sailing the Forest, has just been released.

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An Evening With Kathy Griffin

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

8:00pm

Two-time Emmy® and GRAMMY award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is a towering figure on television, on tour and in publishing.  She breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy. This year, Kathy made history with her 6th consecutive GRAMMY nomination and first win for Best Comedy Album (Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl), joining Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin as the only other female comedians to ever win GRAMMY awards for Best Comedy Album. In 2013, Kathy was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for writing and starring in an unprecedented 20 televised stand-up specials– more than any comedian in history. Buoyed by her dedicated and engaged fans, Kathy’s live standup performances are legendary and in a class of their own.  Not only do hundreds of thousands of people flock to see her perform sold out shows everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House, Kathy also draws a huge audience to CNN’s New Year’s Eve special, which she has co-hosted with Anderson Cooper since 2007, beating Fox News in the coveted ratings demographic. She is one of television’s go-to hosts for premier live events. Griffin’s sure-fire hosting success led to her own LIVE late night talk show, Kathy.  It was where the biggest celebrities went to have the most fun. Her boisterous and revealing memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Please join us as we continue to celebrate the GRAMMY Museum’s first-ever Comedy Month with An Evening With Kathy Griffin, hosted by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman.

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Jake Bugg

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

8:00pm

There are lightning bolt moments in the career of every artist when their fame is thrown into
sharp relief. For 19-year-old Jake Bugg it happened in the summer of 2013 before 17,000
people at the Splendour festival in his home town of Nottingham. Two years earlier, the
unknown and unsigned Bugg had been the opening act there on the smallest stage. Now he
returned as victorious local hero and main headliner. Looking out into the crowd he noticed a
familiar face. A girl in his class at school who, once upon a lunch break, had told him “I’ll
never listen to your kind of music because I don’t like it.” The same girl who was now
bouncing aloft on male shoulders, singing her head off to every word falling from Bugg’s lips.
“It was funny,” he says, “but also a bit of a mad realisation.”

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Thursday, November 6

Public Engagement Flash Talk: Yuri Ancarani

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0

1:15pm

Public Engagement Flash Talks provide an opportunity for visitors to glean a unique perspective on art works displayed in the galleries through speakers who are connected to the art in sometimes unusual ways.

For this talk on Yuri Ancarani’s current Hammer Project, Dr. Jim Hu, Director and Henry Singleton Chair in Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, will give us a brief overview from a medical perspective on the use of the Da Vinci surgical system. This innovative medical tool is prominently featured in Ancarani’s film, Da Vinci (2012), one of the films that make up the trilogy current on display at the Hammer, La malattia del ferro (The disease of iron; 2010-12).

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Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist (50 min)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist presents a full-scale survey of one the most important artists of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring the painter's visual examination of African American culture during the Jazz Age. The exhibition covers Motley's entire career, including periods in Chicago, Paris, and Mexico. Motley received his formal training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and went on to create strong and somewhat solemn portraits of his community, as well as vividly hued, lively scenes of crowded dancehalls that reflect the colorful spirit of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition features a number of paintings depicting the black communities of Chicago and Paris just before and after the Great Depression, and concludes with introspective moments of quotidian life in Mexico, made during the artist's travels during the 1950s.

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