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Never mind the #MayGray out there; this weekend marks the unofficial start of summer! Have a great one ☀️

View more than 600 of Corita Kent’s works and preparatory materials on our new digital archive.

Corita Kent, “sun on a dandelion,” 1980. Screenprint. Sheet: 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Corita Kent Bequest. #CoritaKent #summer #sunshine

Installation for our #MarisaMerz exhibition is underway! Stay tuned for more sneak peeks before the exhibition opens on June 4.

Now on view as part of a larger exhibition, Andrea Bowers’ screen-printed ribbons feature slogans that evoke the concerns of the #NoDAPL movement and broader commitments to sustainable agriculture and clean water. Visitors are free to take a ribbon (or two).

Meanwhile, on the opposite side of town at @theautry, a new exhibition called “Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity” features poster art, clothing, and photographs that demonstrate the immediacy of the #NoDAPL protests and conflicts as they have unfolded. #AutryStandingRock

Daido Moriyama emerged in the 1960s as a leading figure in a Tokyo-based group of photographers who sought to disrupt photographic conventions. Moriyama abandoned photography’s traditional preoccupation with composition. Adopting a documentary style, these photographers recorded contemporary Japanese life by emphasizing urbanization and an emerging culture of consumerism.

A selection of works by Moriyama is now on view in “Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection.” The works are drawn from a major gift of Moriyama photographs from Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. Thanks to their generosity, the Hammer Museum now houses one of the largest public collections of Daido Moriyama photographs in North America.

Daido Moriyama, Misawa, 1971. Gelatin silver print. 40 × 50 in. (101.6 × 127 cm). Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of Susan Steinhauser and Daniel Greenberg. © Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation / Courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, and Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation, Tokyo. #DaidoMoriyama #photography

Ending the day with an art parade led by @jackblack and a confetti explosion 🎉 #HammerKAMP

#HammerKAMP is in full swing! Today we're raising money to support the Hammer's ongoing free family programming. Here @thehaasbrothers are creating a collaborative mural 🎨 See many more highlights from the day in our Story!

In recent years the Hammer has reaffirmed its commitment to building a collection focused, in part, on the art of the past decade, with an emphasis on Los Angeles. Within the scope of its collecting, the Hammer seeks to narrate a history of the city’s artistic legacies and the relationships these have to the broader field of global contemporary art through a range of media, paying close attention to film/video and works on paper.

Now on view—“Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection.”

Sharon Lockhart, “Untitled,” 1997. Framed chromogenic print. 48 x 48 in. (122 x 122 cm). Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of Nancy Chaikin. © Sharon Lockhart. Image courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

“It costs nothing… the imagination.” –Oliver Payne, one of the 18 artists leading workshops at Sunday’s K.A.M.P. (Kids’ Art Museum Project), a fundraiser supporting our year-round free family programming.

On view now is a series of collaborative works by Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami that represents a world populated by Japanese idols, monsters, and ancient deities set amid icons from popular Japanese “bullet hell” arcade games.

It’s not too late to purchase tickets to K.A.M.P.—visit our website for more information. #HammerKAMP #OliverPayne #KeiichiTanaami

#TBT: In 2015 we presented “Scorched Earth,” the first solo L.A. museum exhibition by Mark Bradford—who is currently representing the United States at @labiennale.

This body of work referred to formative moments in Bradford’s life, including the 1992 L.A. uprisings, and ruminations on the body in crisis. As an artist who has long been interested in strategies of mapping and the psychogeography of the city he calls home, Bradford uses his characteristic painting style to excavate the terrain—emotional, political, and actual—that he inhabits.

#MarkBradford #VeniceBiennale

Corita Kent’s work, characterized by striking combinations of bold graphics and poignant texts, drew upon her experience living as a nun and an activist in Los Angles during the 1960s. Corita's serigraphs speak in the language of Pop art, with words and images borrowed from everyday sources—advertisements and street signs, Bible passages and contemporary song lyrics. Often commenting on the social issues that defined this tumultuous period, including the Vietnam War and racial injustice, Corita’s dynamic images continue to resonate with contemporary viewers.

View more than 600 of her works and preparatory materials on our new digital archive.

Corita Kent, “news of the week,” 1969 (detail). From “A Set Of Heroes And Sheroes.” Screenprint. Sheet: 23 x 12 in. (58.4 x 30.5 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Corita Kent Bequest. #CoritaKent #Vietnam #digpublishing #arthistory #popart

Exciting news alert! We have just launched a new digital archive on printmaker, activist, and nun Corita Kent, a groundbreaking figure in the 1960s Los Angeles art world. The digital archive features a gallery of more than 600 prints, drawings, and pieces of ephemera, which represents about half of our holdings of her work. There is a focus on preparatory drawings and mock ups, which are seldom-seen and shed light on Corita's unique creative process. Additional features include a biography of the artist, a selection of scholarly essays, and a variety of other resources intended to aid in further research on Corita and her work. Explore: hammer.ucla.edu/CoritaKent
#digpublishing #digitalhumanities #museumed #arthistory #digitalarthistory #CoritaKent

Happy #MothersDay! By the turn of the 20th century, Mary Cassatt was working almost exclusively with the subject of mothers and children. In honor of Mother’s Day, today’s Art in Conversation program features this Cassatt work from our permanent collection, alongside Rembrandt’s “Juno.” We’re also celebrating mom today with complimentary mimosas at AMMO, discounts in the Hammer Store, a family friendly screening of “Akeelah and the Bee,” and a performance by Jeanine Oleson. You can find more information about these programs on our website (link in bio).

Mary Cassatt, “Reine Lefebvre and Margot,” 1902. Pastel on brown paper and canvas. 32 3/4 x 26 5/8 in. (83.2 x 67.6 cm). The Armand Hammer Collection, Gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. #MaryCassatt #motherandchild

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