Bike Night at the Hammer
Friday, May 17, 7-11pm
Free and open to the pubic, bring your bicycle!
Grab some friends and pedal on over for an evening celebrating all things bicyclistic! Free festivities include bicycle portraits, a screening of the 1983 Australian action movie BMX Bandits (starring a young, not-yet-famous Nicole Kidman), bicycle-centric crafts, and free admission to Llyn Foulkes. Guest hosted by artist and bicycle enthusiast/activist Lisa Anne Auerbach.
The Hammer’s North entrance on Lindbrook Drive will be wide open to bicyclists who want to ride right in and park at our guarded racks (but please bring a lock).
Automobile parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.
I’m not usually one to blast passive aggressive Tweets out to art museums, but I am getting older and crankier by the day.
Last night I headed over to the Hammer Museum to see my hero David Lynch speak about a documentary called “Meditation Creativity Peace.” I’ve been trying to see David Lynch in person since I landed on the Silicon Beach (are we saying that?) 7 or so years ago.
I try not to have many regrets in life, but one of them would be not ditching work to visit David Lynch when he was promoting Inland Empire by sitting in parking lots around LA with a cow. That sounds like my kind of scene. I remember Joe Escalante talking about it during Wino Wednesday while I was en route to an awful sales job.
Well I am not alone in my admiration of Mr. Lynch, and every art snob and Rocky Horror regular in the LA area also showed up to join me in line. I overheard some people saying that this was the most popular Hammer event ever and that the museum was not prepared for this turnout.
We all stood in line for over two hours and the door opening time kept getting pushed back in 15 minute increments. 6:15 to 6:30 etc. I wasn’t too far from the front of the line, so I was hopeful about getting in, but then all the Hammer Museum members showed up in their matching black sweaters and they were seated first, bumping the rest of us to the courtyard screening.
I am pretty interested in seeing Meditation Creativity Peace, but I was most interested in seeing David Lynch speak. Russell Brand was also scheduled to speak, and that was going to be interesting because I’d like to witness he and David Lynch volley some transcendental zingers back and forth.
Alas, we decided to hit the road. It was getting cold in that courtyard and I did not pack a cardigan (I don’t own one and frankly that trend concerns me a bit.) If any of you in the LA Internetsphere hear of any other opportunities to hang out with Mr. Lynch, please let me know when an where and I will be there!
Just two wheels and a dream, and some art. The 4th annual Bike Night at the Hammer is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to bring along their bicycle and participate in a “blowout celebration of all things bicyclistic.” Yeah man.
Pixels are sexy and 8 bit is all the rage lately. Why not nerd it up at the iam8bit Gallery?
The iam8bit Gallery kicked off it’s inaugural event in style by bringing back the exhibition that started it all — SUPER iam8bit, the most celebrated group art show in Los Angeles. Company partners and co-curators Jon Gibson, Amanda White, Taylor Harington and Nick Ahrens are very excited to bring great art showings to the 4,500 square foot gallery located in glorious Echo Park. The gallery resides on the legendary Sunset Blvd, with a brand-new storefront integrated right in (which will feature all your favorite iam8bit wares, plus much more).
Aug 11 – Sept 10, 2011
2147 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Celebrate (..?) Carmageddon with free admission to the Hammer Museum Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17. The Museum will have regular hours this weekend during the I-405 freeway closure, but will close one hour early on Friday, July 15. The 405 freeway will shut down in both directions between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside during the weekend of July 15-17. Lane closures on the 405 Freeway will begin Friday night, with the freeway slated to reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 18. For more information about the I-405 widening project, visit metro.net.
Hammer Museum Hours
Friday, July 15: 11am – 6pm (Closing one hour early)
Saturday, July 16: 11am – 7pm (Free admission)
Sunday, July 17: 11am – 5pm (Free admission)
The Hammer’s public programs for Saturday and Sunday have been rescheduled. Please visit our website for details and up to the minute updates.
The Los Angeles County of Art presents its annual Muse Art Walk on Saturday May 14th. This fun filled event features free entry to LACMA, The Peterson Automotive Museum, and The Architecture and Design Museum, as well as entry to various galleries in the surrounding area. The Art Walk will also include a variety of innovative dance performances, live painting, performance art, and interactive activities for the whole family located throughout the LACMA campus.
Today is turning out to be an inspirational day. Last night I was buying books from the Kindle store in an attempt to get back in touch with my creative side, and then today I wake up to a super inspirational post by Austin Kleon and THEN I find out that my hero and favorite creative mind David Lynch is showing paintings right on my way home from work. Thanks to the Griffin for forwarding me this image and news clipping.
Los Angeles Times Photo is presenting a special, one-night-only pop-up gallery during Downtown Art Walk. The block party and exhibit will celebrate the power and explore the craft of multimedia storytelling through a curated collection of recent work from Times photojournalists. Join The Times’ award-winning staff outside the company’s iconic HQ on the corner of 2nd & Spring. Sounds by Darren Revell of “Big Sonic Heaven”. Craft beer selection provided by Cole’s. Admission is free and entry is limited to individuals aged 21 years and above. In association with Downtown Art Walk and MOPLA.org. The inside scoop, including cool give-aways, is at www.latimes.com/frameworkevent
Los Angeles Times | Framework Pop-Up Gallery Thursday April 14, 6pm-10pm
SW corner of 2nd & Spring, across from The Times