The Hammer Museum Presents 100 Days of Film and Performance (all free!) From Sept. Through Jan.

Summer 2016 is in the books, but that doesn’t mean amazing live performances, art outings and exciting films have to stop.

While we’ve been busy preparing for the (mild) fall weather, the Hammer Museum has been curating a a one-of-a-kind cultural experience.


The Hammer’s In Real Life: 100 Days of Film and Performance series will take place from Sept. 13, 2016 to Jan. 25, 2017.

This program is organized into three categories: a film and video series, weekend performances by artists and courtyard rehearsals of works in progress.

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The Hammer Museum
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The video and film series will take place at he Hammer’s Billy Wilder Theater and is broken down into four thematic arrangements in collaboration with local and international artists. This includes:

  • Artists’ Film International: Sept. 13 to Oct. 15, 2016
  • Ecco: The Videos of Oneohtrix Point Never and Related Works: October 18 to November 19, 2016
  • How to Love a Watermelon Woman: Nov. 22-30, 2016 and Dec. 20-31, 2016
  • The Workshop Years: Black British Film and Video After 1981: Jan 3-25, 2017

The In Real Life: Performance series showcases new and re-stages works in various disciplines, including theater, dance, comedy and experimentation. A few of the highlights include At the Edge of Space and Time: Expanding beyond Our 4% Universe on Oct. 1-2, Mutant Salon on Oct. 29-30, and The Poetic Research Bureau on Dec. 18.

Last but certainly not least is the In Real Life: Studio series. This series will give audience members a unique behind-the-scenes look into the featured artists’ work process. This may include a discussion, workshop or rehearsal.

Both series will take place in the Hammer’s courtyard, annex and Billy Wilder Theater.

As reminder, this program, like all at the Hammer Museum, is free and open to the public. Just keep in mind parking costs: $6 for the first three hours on weekdays plus $3 for each 20 minutes thereafter. $6 flat-rate on weekends.

For more information on In Real Life and to see the entire schedule of events, visit the The Hammer’s official event page.


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