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Thursday, April 24

Hamer Lectures: MINDFUL AWARENESS

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, 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, April 27

HAMMER KIDS: Close Encounters: Renegade Tours

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

11:00am

Kids can be docents, too! Share your own ideas about a work of art through writing, close-looking, and role-playing activities led by artist and educator Amanda Yates Garcia. This program is inspired by Andrea Fraser’s Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk on view in Take It or Leave It, and is part of the Hammer Museum’s new Close Encounters series, in which artists encourage families to look closely at art, experiment, and create together. 

Developed with the whole family in mind, these lively and illuminating encounters with art are for adults and kids ages 5 and up. Families are invited to look closely at works of art in the galleries and then create art inspired by what they see.

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Tuesday, April 29

HAMMER PRESENTS: SLUT

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Co-presented by Equality Now

JOEY Del Marco. SIXTEEN. Empty ABSOLUT bottle. Luke, GEORGE, Tim. Back of a CAB. RIPPED underwear. HANDS everywhere. NO!

Inspired by experiences of the teen cast members, the critically acclaimed new play SLUT explores the sexual assault and shaming of a 16-year-old girl. Through Joey’s story, and those of girls in her community, we witness the damaging effects of slut culture and the importance of being heard. Developed by the Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company. Written by Katie Cappiello and directed by Cappiello and Meg McInerney.

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Wednesday, April 30

Lunchtime Art Talks: Edgar Degas

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

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 byDavid Rodes, Director Emeritus, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.

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HAMMER PRESENTS: A Fusion of Senses: Poetry, Music, Dance and Visual Arts in Paris (1880-1914)

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Co-presented with the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies and the UCLA Department of Music

Organized by Sonnets & Sonatas, a UCLA series of lectures, this evening of readings, screenings, and musical performances is meant to evoke a period of time when artists, musicians, and poets were merging different art forms. This program includes the works of Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Satie, and Boulanger; popular waltzes by Chaminade or Jaëll; and songs of Paris cabarets of the Belle Époque. Lecture by Laure Murat, professor in the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies. Musical direction by Guillaume Sutre, professor of violin and head of chamber music in the UCLA Department of Music.

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Thursday, May 1

MINDFUL AWARENESS

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, 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.

Sessions are led by instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Visit www.marc.ucla.edu to learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

 

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HAMMER FORUM: From Wall Street to Main Street: A Case for Community Banking

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

With a growing number of municipalities declaring bankruptcy, we will look into why the United States, unlike other developed nations, has no public infrastructure banks and so few state and community banks. Dennis Kelleher is the president and CEO of the Wall Street watchdog group Better Markets, Inc., a nonprofit that promotes the public interest in global financial markets. Wallace Turbeville is a senior fellow at Demos and was previously an investment banker at Goldman Sachs who has testified on financial reform issues before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the U.S. Senate and the House Financial Services Committee.

 

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Saturday, May 3

Free Tours At The Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

1:00pm

Saturdays at 1PM: Viewer’s Choice! Choose from either Take It or Leave It or Tea and Morphine. Majority rules.

45-minute tours are led by trained Hammer Student Educators who are UCLA students from a variety of disciplines. Tours convene in the Museum Lobby and reservations are not required.

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