Members of the newly formed Armenian Music Ensemble at UCLA, soprano Vanessa Vasquez, and the VEM String Quartet present a chamber music program of masterworks of Armenian classical music by Spendiaryan, Mirzoyan, and Komitas in commemoration of the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
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.
(APRIL 17) Kevin Young is the author of Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, winner of a 2012 American Book Award, and Jelly Roll: A Blues, a finalist for the National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. His book The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, was a New York Times notable book for 2012, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and winner of the PEN Open Award. His new volume of poems is Book of Hours.
In 1979, artist Thomas Lawson and writer Susan Morgan cofounded REALLIFE Magazine. Written by and about young artists, REALLIFE charted the rise of postmodernism and postfeminism before moving into more political issues including institutional critique, hypertext, and AIDS. The final issue was published in 1994, and a book, REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects, 1979–1994, was published in 2007. The anthology features writings by and about Take It or Leave It artists Dara Birnbaum, Mark Dion, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, John Miller, Matt Mullican, and Adrian Piper, among others.
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 Brooke Hodge, director, exhibitions management & publications.