From scrappy beginnings in 1994, Sister Spit tours have since gathered a rotating roster of critically acclaimed participants. Courageous, hilarious, outspoken – these fierce feminists offer multifaceted approaches to passionate stage presentations. Tonight, writer and activist Virgie Tovar hosts author and zinemaker Myriam Gurba, “Self-Made Man” Thomas Page McBee, Rad American Women A-Z author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl, and drag artist Mica Sigourney. Our special L.A. guests are writers Francesca Lia Block (the Weetzie Bat series) and Nikki Darling (Pink Trumpet and the Purple Prose), and artist/performer Zackary Drucker. Check out the participants’ publications, for sale at the merchandise table, and enjoy refreshments from the cash bar all night!
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.
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.