Using one of Robert Heinecken’s lectures from 1988 as a framework, this film interweaves the artist’s voice with images of his work, creating a portrait of the legendary artist and teacher in his own words. This documentary of a pioneer in the postwar L.A. art scene perfectly captures Heinecken’s political and aesthetic concerns, as well as his understated humor. (2011, Dir. P. Savenick, 45 min.)
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 Anne Ellegood, senior curator.
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.
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).
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 Theresa Sotto, assistant director, academic programs.
Sonnets & Sonatas, the UCLA series of lecture-concerts, commemorates World War I by dedicating an evening to Winnaretta Singer, patron of the arts at the birth of modernism and lifelong friend to Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, and Stravinsky. Discussion of Singer’s life in the context of this historical period is interspersed among live performances of their compositions, as well as compositions by Satie, Ethel Smyth (one of her many lovers), and others. 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.
Recommended for ages 9+*
When a cruel prank leads seven-year-old Joey to believe he’s killed his older brother, he runs away to Coney Island, taking refuge in pony rides, cotton candy, and carnival games as his remorseful brother tries to make things right. (1953, 35mm, b/w, Dirs: M. Engel, R. Orkin, R. Ashley, 75 min.)