The Hammer Museum champions the art and ideas that challenge us to see the world in a new light, experience the unexpected, ignite our imaginations, and inspire change. Originally built to showcase a private collection of historical paintings, the Hammer has grown to become a major institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture. The Hammer has a renowned exhibition program featuring young, new and under-represented artists, as well as dynamic public programming.
This grant will support of Made in L.A. 2020, the 5th iteration of the museum’s pioneering biennial devoted to the art and artists of Los Angeles. For the first time, the biennial will be presented in collaboration with The Huntington Library, Art Museum & Botanical Gardens in San Marino, bridging the west and east sides of LA. Thirty-five artists will be included in the biennial, addressing topics such as preconceived notions about the entertainment industry, performance art, breaking down the fourth wall through audience engagement, and entrepreneurship in art. This exhibition will be on view from July 17 2020 to January 2021.