Hammer Museum (West L.A.)
posted March 26, 2017 8:07 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun May 21 at 2:30 PM, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's look at some modern art at the Hammer Museum, followed by snacks at the cafe!
The Hammer Museum is a free, modern art museum near the UCLA campus, with eclectic exhibits and an open-air cafe. We will meet in the atrium facing Wilshire Blvd. Aiming for Sunday at 2:30 PM, May 21 (was originally 1 PM but changed due to Hammer event - see my note in thread).
Address: 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
posted by Atrahasis to Meetup (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I've never been! Sounds delightful, either Sunday is fine by me.
posted by carsonb at 12:11 PM on March 28, 2017 [1 favorite]

Ahh, tonight they are having a talk about Latasha Harlins, Latasha Harlins: The Victimization of Black Girls but health issues will keep me away. I made a post about her a couple of weeks ago and wish I could go.

They always have interesting programs and exhibits but I never seem to make it so thanks for posting this!

Hammer time!
posted by Room 641-A at 2:10 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]

Since May 28 is Memorial Day, I expect we'll get better turnout if we do May 21st. If no one objects, I'll turn this into a confirmed event on May 21st.
posted by Atrahasis at 8:56 PM on March 30, 2017

I may not be able to join you until mid-afternoon on the 21st. But I agree it's a better day than the 28th. Thanks for getting this going, Atrahasis!
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 10:23 PM on April 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

I would love to go, but currently have to take a Huge Professional Exam-Type Thing four days later. If I decide to postpone that, I'll be there. Otherwise, have fun!
posted by chicainthecity at 7:28 PM on April 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

I work catty-corner from the Hammer. While I can't make it, I can highly recommend the permanent collection, which has two Rembrandts and a glorious Sargent. Also good is Espresso Profeta, which is yards away, on the block just north of the Hammer. The cafe at the Hammer is either really great or terrible, depending on the day and which planets are lined up.

Oh, and if anyone's ever near the area on a weekday, feel free to MeMail me. :)
posted by culfinglin at 8:04 AM on April 17, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm chiming in a bit late here, but I work in the area - hope it's OK if I drop by!
posted by a certain Sysoi Pafnut'evich at 3:56 PM on May 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

Yes, I hope you drop by, certain Sysoi! And anyone else in the area on the 21st, as well.
posted by Atrahasis at 4:52 PM on May 13, 2017

I was thinking of bringing a board or card game if we can get a table and want a break from art appreciation.
posted by Atrahasis at 4:53 PM on May 13, 2017

I'm totally up (or is it totally down) for games.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:09 PM on May 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

I would be all over a board game in the courtyard there.
posted by fozzie_bear at 8:03 PM on May 16, 2017 [1 favorite]

We will change this to 2:30 PM; just got the Hammer's announcement they are having shortened hours Sunday due to fundraiser in the morning/lunchtime: "On May 21, the museum is open from 2:30–5 p.m. We’re hosting our annual Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.) fundraiser in the morning from 10 a.m.–2 p.m."
posted by Atrahasis at 6:18 PM on May 17, 2017

I'm here, early as usual. I'll move inside once the event is over.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:19 PM on May 21, 2017 [1 favorite]

We are waiting for them to let us in, at the back entrance. Will walk through to front atrium once they let down the drawbridge.
posted by Atrahasis at 2:30 PM on May 21, 2017

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