Jul 17, 2012
Did you know that we offer free tours of Made in L.A. 2012? Not only at the Hammer but also at the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Park.
Tours are short, free, and super informative. The art world can be a bit heady and hard to understand. But the work really opens up when you know a little more about the process and intentions behind it.
At the Hammer, our tour guides are current UCLA students who go through intensive training with staff, curators, and artists. Our student educators hail from a variety of majors so they all offer different perspectives about the work.
Hammer Student Educators take a trip to Barnsdall to learn a bit about their Made in L.A. counterparts.
The tours last for about 45 minutes and cover specific works the Educator has chosen to focus on for that day. Guests are encouraged to engage and ask questions or just listen quietly, and stay for all or part of the tour.
And wait, did I mention that tours are free?
Meet the Educators:
Jessica is a third year Physiological Sciences major. She interns with the UCLA Health System and serves as Department Coordinator for the Care Extenders Medical Internship program. Danielle is a 2nd year Art History major and Mathematics minor. She currently volunteers at the Fowler Museum and plays on the UCLA club soccer team. Jia is currently pursuing her Masters of Architecture at UCLA. During the summers Jia works at the Getty Center as a Family Art Lab Facilitator.
Emily is a third year Art History major who is also the Critical Essays Editor for H.S.A.’s GRAPHITE Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts. Cheyenne, a 4th year Philosophy major, returns to the program for a second year. Zaid is studying History and Political Science. He is the president and a founding member of the Hindi-Urdu Log Student Club—he is fluent in both Hindi and Urdu.
Cristina is a third year Anthropology major and is interested in pursuing law and public health. She has been working with the Hammer for a while, previously as a museum security attendant. Amy is studying both English and Geography/Environmental Studies and plans to graduate in 2014. In the California Teach Program, Amy has served as a Teaching Assistant in elementary school classrooms. Sahar is studying English and Comparative Literature and will graduate next year. She recently founded the UCLA Opera Club and is part of the LA Opera’s College Advisory Committee.
Fatima is an Aquarius who’s conducting graduate studies in Comparative Literature and has her B.A. in South Asian Studies. She’s allergic to eggplant, but insists on still eating it because it’s so delicious. Erika is an Aries majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Art History. Last summer Erika went on an archaeological dig in Peru. Evan is a junior and majoring in Philosophy. As an Eagle Scout, Evan planned, implemented, and led the successful refurbishment of a 1943 train crane boom.
And over at Barnsdall…
Tours are conducted on Tuesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 1pm by the lovely volunteers, Andie, Amber, Jenny, and Geena.
Amber is interested in how the general public interacts with and perceives contemporary artwork in the public space, after taking a course on art in the public realm. Geena, 22, Los Angeles native, is in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art program at the San Francisco Art Institute. She is “interested in the biennial as a form of exhibition that opens up dialogue between the public, artists, curators, gallerists, and anyone else who is a part of the contemporary art world. It is very exciting to be a part of this new form of biennial and contribute to the history of L.A. art.” Jenny is a recent graduate from California Institute of the Arts with a major in Photography & Media and a minor in Social Science. She is excited about all of the Made in L.A. events that take place beyond the typical gallery setting, particularly the Soundmap App. Not only do you get to survey the diverse scenes of Los Angeles, but you have access to it from so many different perspectives, anytime you want, and from what you do regularly every day in Los Angeles: drive!” Nancy grew up constantly on the move, living in and around Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, England and Peru. She studied Fashion and Communications at Meredith College in North Carolina and received her BA in Political Science from UCLA.
Andie, (not pictured), graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors of Architecture. Most interested in how people move through and experience space, her thesis focused on the circulation and perception of a new museum/library as a means to promote interaction between stratified cultures in Koreatown, one of the most diverse neighborhoods of L.A.. As a native Angeleno, Andie is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the first Made in L.A. biennial and looks forward to seeing you in the tours!
Public tours of Made in L.A. 2012 at the Hammer Museum
Thursdays at 6:45PM (museum admission is free on Thursdays)
Saturdays at 2PM (this tour is free with museum admission)
Private group tours of Made in L.A. 2012 are also available at the Hammer Museum at reduced group rates. Please visit hammer.ucla.edu/visit or call 310-443-7041.
Public tours of Made in L.A. 2012 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG)
Tuesdays at 7PM
Saturdays at 1PM
Admission is always free at LAMAG. For more information please call 323-644-6269.
-Miriam Newcomer, Communications Fellow