Hammer Museum’s Gala Honors Jordan Peele and Judy Chicago

As the night’s first honoree at the Hammer Museum’s Gala in the Garden, Jordan Peele said his passion for filmmaking was less about making a commentary on society and more about eliciting a laugh or a scream from the audience. “Any audible noise that an audience can make, that’s my passion,” said the actor-comedian and Oscar-winning screenwriterContinue reading “Hammer Museum’s Gala Honors Jordan Peele and Judy Chicago”

MAK Games 2019 Brought Out Design Industry’s Competitive Edge

The annual celebrity tennis tournament is the biggest annual benefit for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. “We have this amazing cross-section between art, design, and fashion,” MAK Center director Priscilla Fraser says while greeting people at L.A.’s Sheats-Goldstein Residence. Across the lawn, the MAK Games tennis tournament is buzzing with fans of design, tennis, and theContinue reading “MAK Games 2019 Brought Out Design Industry’s Competitive Edge”

Hammer Museum’s K.A.M.P. event raises $220,000 for children’s programs

For Sunday’s Kids’ Art Museum Project — better known as K.A.M.P. — at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, actress and storybook reader Sofia Vergara chose “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin to share with the gathering of children. “I thought it was appropriate for the day of the [“Game of Thrones”] finale,” said the “Modern Family” star,speaking ofContinue reading “Hammer Museum’s K.A.M.P. event raises $220,000 for children’s programs”

A South L.A. Apartment Gets the Celebrity Treatment

On a recent gray Saturday morning, 20 volunteers scurried up and down the stairs to a second-floor apartment in South Los Angeles. One carried a painting, another juggled a bag of pillows and two others brought up the rear, balancing a glass-topped coffee table. It would take less than 90 minutes for volunteers from A SenseContinue reading “A South L.A. Apartment Gets the Celebrity Treatment”