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Thursday, September 3

Mindful Awareness

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.

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Sunday, September 6

Wednesday, September 9

Lunchtime Art Talks Curator Talk on Vik Muniz

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

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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Thursday, September 10

9/11, The Saudi Connection with Senator Bob Graham and Robert Baer

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

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.

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Saturday, September 12

Family Day: Community Studio

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

11:00am

Family Day: Community Studio is a celebration of the discoveries, risk taking, and creative problem solving that take place in an artist’s studio. Whether you are making art to have fun, express yourself, or make a difference in the world, art is all about experimentation. The Hammer Museum invites the Los Angeles community to experiment with a variety of art materials and processes alongside contemporary artists. Join us for an afternoon of artist workshops, music, and more!

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Sunday, September 13

826LA@Hammer: The Desert Island Workshop

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

11:00am

Ages 8-13. We're stranded! So let’s be scavengers discovering creative ways to survive! At the workshop's end, participants leave with a Robinson Crusoe–like diary that describes their time in the wild. Perfect to share with friends and family or exhibit at home. Led by the animator and comics artist Ashlyn Anstee.

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