Slow Art Day, a global event to stop and savor works of art, will take place on Saturday, April 8. This is how it works:
- Sign up at a participating museum or art gallery. Locally, you can join in at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) and the Hammer Museum, UCLA.
- Attend and look at works of art slowly. Some museums pick 5 works, others may concentrate on 1 or 2 – while yet others will give more options. Show up at your venue, pay the admission fee (if there is one) and then look slowly – 5-10 minutes – at each piece of pre-assigned art or exhibition.
- Discuss your experience with venue hosts and other participants
Published January 8, 2016
exhibitions , Museum news
Tags: Broad, California, contemporary, exhibitions, Hammer, LACMA, MOCA, museums, SBMA
Over two dozen Southern California museums will offer free admission on Saturday, January 30. This free-for-all includes The Broad, LACMA, MoCA, and — luckily for those of us in the Santa Barbara area — the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
If that Saturday won’t work, here’s a list of the free days many LA museums offer each month.
Published July 6, 2015
Museum news , Pedagogy
Tags: California, education, exhibitions, galleries, getty, Hammer, image viewing, LACMA, MCASB, MOCA, SBMA, technology, tools, universities, video
The annual Next Practices in Digital and Technology from the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) is available and highlights 41 examples of recent and ongoing digital initiatives designed by AAMD member museums. From social media and mobile apps, to in-gallery interpretation and behind-the-scenes collections management, Next Practices in Digital and Technology explores the ways museums are using technology to advance accessibility, scholarship, education, and audience engagement. Some of the covered topics include Multimedia, In-Gallery Interactive, Open Data, Social Media, Apps, and Access.
The 6th annual Art Museum Day, organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors in conjunction with the International Council of Museums, will take place on and around Monday, May 18 with a number of museums offering free or reduced admission, educational programs, and/or discounts. This year’s celebration will focus on Museums for a Sustainable Society. Click here for a list of participating institutions and what they’ll have to offer.
The Hammer Museum will have new hours of operation starting Saturday, June 2. The museum will be open 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Tuesdays through Fridays and 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (the museum is closed on Mondays). Both admission and parking fees will remain the same.
These new hours begin at the same time as the exhibition Made in L.A. 2012, the museum’s first large-scale biennial survey that features work by 60 artists from the L.A. region and exhibited in three venues (Hammer Museum, LA><ART, and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park).
UCLA’s Hammer Museum is the latest art institution to launch an app that helps you plan your visit and explore the museum’s permanent collection and current exhibitions. The app is free and available for iPhones (must have iOS 4 installed) and Android (Android 2.2 and higher) devices.
In celebration of its 20th anniversary this month, the Hammer Museum at UCLA will have 20 days of free admission — from November 26 to December 18. Additionally, the museum’s store will offer 50% discounts on design books (totaling some 10,000 titles) for the entire month of December. Here’s more information on current programs and exhibitions.