Between 1987 and 1990, Tony Greene (1955–1990) produced a small yet powerful body of work exploring desire, mortality, and the continued presence of the body in the face of the AIDS epidemic. This discussion explores Greene’s work, the politics of queer art production in Los Angeles during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and the stakes related to queer curatorial and artistic practices. Moderated by David Frantz, curator of Tony Greene: Amid Voluptuous Calm, with Monica Majoli, artist and curator; Lawrence Rinder, director, UC Berkeley Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Matias Viegener, artist and writer; and artist Millie Wilson.
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 Marcela Guerrero, curatorial fellow.
Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship that provides new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. The 2014 Emerging Voices Fellows are Brandon Jordan Brown, Marci Carrillo, Andrés Reconco, Margaret Spilman, Hanne Steen, and Victor Vazquez. Please join us in celebrating the culmination of their fellowship with a public reading followed by a receptio
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.
(JULY 31) The Hammer and public radio station KCRW present four nights of free live music in the courtyard. This year, the series spotlights some of L.A.’s most enduring club nights and residencies, showcasing the city’s vibrant and diverse music scenes.
+ KCRW DJ Raul Campos
Open Rehearsal provides studio space for people of the Pieter Community. This stage as studio space is an experimental practice in designing a truly functional space to work in, conscious that the courtyard is public, yet protected.