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  • Beyond the Bucket List: New Approaches to Sustainable Tourism and Heritage Documentation
    by Historic Preservation (HPRES) on December 10, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Monday, December 11, 2017 (5:30 PM - 6:45 PM) Location: LeRoy Neiman Center A lecture with Dr. Danielle S. Willkens, Associate AIA, FRSA, LEED AP BD+C Informed by her tenure as the Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow (June 2016 through May 2017), this lecture will explore the impacts of tourism on historic sites in islands recently overwhelmed by visitor numbers: Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Cuba, and Japan. In addition to the examination of divergent approaches to the curation of architectural heritage, this talk will outline new methodologies for documenting the built and natural environment, amalgamating 21st century tools with traditional techniques. Presented by the Department of Historic Preservation […]

  • Über-Marionettes
    by Film, Video, New Media and Animation (FVNMA) on December 10, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Saturday, December 16, 2017 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) Location: MacLean Center 1307 Screening Room Über-Marionettes is a public Experimental 3D Animation screening program showcasing works that concentrate on animation techniques utilizing bodily forms, prefabricated models, key-framed animation, as well as motion capture data. Drawing from theatrical, performative, cinematic, sculptural, and game practices, the works exhibited explore the capabilities of 3D software to create and activate personas while juxtaposing the relation between author and actor, body and self. The screening is organized by the students and features student final works from Fall 2017’s Digital Bodies Performed class taught by Snow Yunxue Fu and TA-ed by Anneli Goeller, in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Featuring Artists:Daniel BrookmanMax CriderStefan GlowackiZachery HarwoodJiantao HuJoo Young LeeZoe LiJennifer MuraokaEmily OkinLi YaoLi Yu […]

  • Primary Marxist Reading Group | Fall 2017—Winter 2018
    by The Platypus Affiliated Society on December 10, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) Location: Maclean Rm. 517 This semester-long reading group covers the fundamentals of the historical development of Marxism and the political Left. From the radical bourgeois philosophy of Rousseau, Hegel and Nietzsche to the New Left social theory of Adolph Reed Jr., Bayard Rustin, Sigfried Kracauer, the Frankfurt School, and Marx's "ruthless critique of everything existing". To see the the complete reading group schedule and links for the texts we will read: […]

  • Technical Images: The Cloud
    by Arts Administration and Policy on December 10, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (3:00 PM - 7:00 PM) Location: The LeRoy Neiman Center Cloud-based exhibition of New Media artworks. […]

  • Reform, Revolution, Resistance: The Problematic Forms of Anticapitalism Today
    by The Platypus Affiliated Society on December 10, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) Location: Neiman Center The Platypus Affiliated Society will be putting on a public panel featuring representatives of various Leftist organizations discussing the concepts of Reform, Revolution, and Resistance both in how they have appeared historically and how they are understood and practiced in the present. Through this panel we hope to create a medium for critical reflection on the problems, prospects, and limits of how anticapitalist politics relates its theory, practice, and history. We have asked the panelists to consider the following: After the failure of the 1960s New Left, the underlying despair with regard to the real efficacy of political will, of political agency, in a historical situation of heightened helplessness, became a self-constitution as outsider, as other, rather than an instrument of transformation. Focused on the bureaucratic stasis of the Fordist, late 20th Century world, the Left echoed the destruction of that world by the dynamics of capital: neoliberalism and globalization. The idea of a fundamental transformation became bracketed and, instead, was replaced by the more ambiguous notion of 'resistance.' The notion of resistance, however, says little about the nature of that which is being resisted, or of the politics of the resistance involved. 'Resistance' is rarely based on a reflexive analysis of possibilities for fundamental change that are both generated and suppressed by the dynamic heteronomous order of capital. 'Resistance' is an undialectical category that does not grasp its own conditions of possibility; it fails to grasp the dynamic historical context of capital and its reconstitution of possibilities for both domination and emancipation, of which the 'resisters' do not recognize that that they are a part. — Moishe Postone, "History and Helplessness: Mass mobilization and contemporary forms of anticapitalism" (2006)   Following Trump’s election and the protests in Berkeley, Boston, Charlottesville, and elsewhere, the politics of anti-fascism and anti-racism have made a zealous comeback, entering once again into the mainstream of American politics. Their return brings with them a sense of moral and ethical responsibility and opposes this to capitalism, thus raising the question: is the historical epoch of capitalism simply an epoch of ethical or moral failing, a historical lapse in social conscience to be set right by a return to virtue?   What would this make of the means required to overcome capitalism if it is true, as Engels once put it, that a "revolution is certainly the most authoritarian thing there is”? In other words, how do the politics of reform, revolution, and/or resistance relate to a moral conception of the problem of capitalism? Do the politics of anti-racism and/or anti-fascism offer a particular vision of the transformation of capitalism distinct from the traditional socialist one of party politics? The 20th century is receding in view, its forms of politics will be subject to change, what will become of reform, revolution, and resistance in the 21st century? How might they relate in the present? Does this differ with their past? […]

  • : Charles White—Leonardo da Vinci. Curated by David Hammons
    on December 9, 2017 at 2:36 am

    October 7, 2017–January 3, 2018 […]

  • : Max Ernst: Beyond Painting
    on December 8, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    September 23, 2017–January 1, 2018 […]

  • : Allora & Calzadilla
    on December 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait
    on December 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    September 24, 2017–January 28, 2018 […]

  • : Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting
    on December 4, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    October 22, 2017–March 11, 2018 […]

  • : Stephen Shore
    on December 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    November 19, 2017–May 28, 2018 […]

  • : Michael E. Smith
    on November 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : Alexandra Bell: Counternarratives
    on November 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    November 9–December 11, 2017 […]

  • : The Long Run
    on November 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    November 11, 2017–November 4, 2018 […]

  • : American Surfaces and the Photobook
    on November 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    November 22, 2017–March 18, 2018 […]

  • : Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983
    on November 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    October 31, 2017–April 1, 2018 […]

  • : Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959–1989
    on November 19, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    November 13, 2017–April 8, 2018 […]

  • : Charles Csuri's Hummingbird
    on November 15, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    November 16–December 14, 2017 […]

  • : An archive of everything worn to MoMA from November 1, 2017, to January 28, 2018
    on November 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    November 1, 2017–January 28, 2018 […]

  • : Cathy Wilkes
    on November 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    October 22, 2017–March 11, 2018 […]

  • : Items: Is Fashion Modern?
    on October 31, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    October 1, 2017–January 28, 2018 […]

  • : Alvaro Barrington
    on October 31, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    October 22–December 31, 2017 […]

  • : Naeem Mohaiemen: There Is No Last Man
    on October 31, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    October 22, 2017–March 11, 2018 […]

  • : The People’s Studio
    on October 24, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    November 1, 2017–January 28, 2018 […]

  • : Peace Is Power
    on October 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : James Turrell: Meeting
    on September 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : Art Lab: Nature
    on August 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : MoMA PS1 Long-Term Installations
    on July 26, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : Degenerate Art
    on July 19, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : Young Architects Program 2017, MMCA, Seoul
    on June 29, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : A Piece of Work, Hosted by Abbi Jacobson
    on June 28, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture
    on May 3, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • : Collection Galleries 1880s–1950s
    on March 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Ongoing […]

  • Hammer Highlight: Stove Top Lifter
    by staff on October 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Combination tools can be found all arounds this museum. The appeal of efficiency and ease which comes with several tools within one object was, and is still, highly sought after. Combination tools reflected society's focus on productivity during the industrial revolution happening during the latter half of the 19th century.  This particular combination tool was patented in 1866 by J. C. Longshore. The inventor acknowledged that there were already several different combination tools on the market, but argued that his was superior in a few ways. His tool was specifically intended for use in the kitchen, furthermore his tool boasted the ability to lift “all kinds of stove lids.” Most kitchen combination tools were designed for a singular type of stove and unable to lift the stove lids of other stove brands. This tool features a stove-lid lifter, pliers, pinchers, pot, dish, and sad-iron lifters, tack-pullers, and, of course, a hammer.   Blog Category: Hammer of the Week […]

  • Hammer Highlight: Saw Setting and Swaging Hammer
    by staff on October 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Saw blades are not as straight as one may think. It is actually necessary for the blade of a saw to be set at a slight angle. A small curve in the saw’s teeth prevents the blade from getting stuck in the log it is cutting into. If a saw blade was straight it would only cut enough space for itself, not leaving enough room to remove the tool.  An established saw manufacturer, the Symonds Manufacturing Company, developed many saws and saw working implements. This saw set was one of many designed by the company to adjust the angle of the blade and improve its function. The clamp portion of the hammer seen here was used to wrench the saw teeth, giving the blade a set. The hammer head was used for swage. Swage is the squashing of the saw teeth to broaden the width of the cut. Blog Category: Hammer of the Week […]

  • Hammer Highlight: Fence Wire Assembly and Stretching Tool
    by staff on October 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    By the 1950s meat production was the primary concern of American farmers, with this came an increasing demand for the modern cowboy. During the 1950s and 1960s livestock transportation shifted from a reliance on trains to trucks. This allowed cattle to be sold at local markets as opposed to be brought to a central distribution center. Despite the changing climate of the livestock industry, methods of containing animals remained the same, fences.  Patented in 1945 by James Birch this multipurpose tool helped the twentieth century cowboys repair fencing.  The tool’s body is made up of a large ring intended to fit over the horn of a saddle or fit within a pocket. It was small enough to stay with the cowboys, despite their nomadic lifestyles. The tool functioned as a wire bender, gripper, and of course, a hammer. The hammer reads: “Atomic Glaskin MFG, Patent Pending” Blog Category: Hammer of the Week […]

  • Hammer Highlight: Yates Coal and Lumber Co. Hammer
    by staff on October 5, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    By the turn of the century the United States coal industry employed over 300,000 people. Coal production peaked in the early twentieth century with over 600 million short tons distributed at the peak in 1918. With hundreds of different companies selling and distributing coal around the country, they needed a way to stand out from their competitors. Small coal companies used advertising to sell more of their product.  Coal companies included hammers in large orders to advertise their company in a fun and useful way. The hammers often had inscriptions ranging from the name and contact information of the company to funny sayings and jokes. This hammer head was given away by the Yates Coal and Lumber Company, in Lincoln, Nebraska, between 1900 and 1910. It reads:          “Star Lump makes summer year round.” Blog Category: Hammer of the Week […]

  • Logo Stainless Steel Mug
    by staff on August 2, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    $30.00Stainless steel mug with with Hammer Museum logo. Price includes cost of shipping. […]

  • Gray Logo T-Shirt
    by staff on August 2, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    $24.00Charcoal Gray, Hammer Museum logo shirt, 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Price includes cost of shipping. Sizes * - Select -LargeMediumSmallX-LargeXX-Larg […]

  • Orange Logo T-Shirt
    by staff on August 1, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    $24.00Burnt Orange, Hammer Museum logo shirt, 100% cotton. Price includes cost of shipping. Sizes * - Select -LargeMediumSmallX-LargeXX-Larg […]

  • Blue Logo T-Shirt
    by staff on August 1, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    $24.00Midnight Blue, Hammer Museum logo shirt, 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Price includes cost of shipping. Sizes * - Select -LargeMediumSmallX-LargeXX-Larg […]

  • Green Logo T-Shirt
    by staff on August 1, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    $24.00Military Green, Hammer Musuem logo shirt, 100% cotton. Price includes the cost of shipping. Sizes * - Select -LargeMediumSmallX-LargeXX-Larg […]

  • Hammer Highlight - Dental Hammers
    by staff on July 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Dental Hammers   Hammers have been used in the practice of dentistry for as long as dentistry has existed. A hammer and chisel were used to extract decayed teeth for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. As more advancements were made in dentistry, hammers began being used in more sophisticated operations.   These dental hammers, sometimes referred to as dental mallets, were used to condense the materials used to fill cavities in the process of dental restoration. The material used was either a gold or silver amalgam, which is an alloy of mercury mixed with either gold or silver. This type of amalgam was specifically used in dental restoration. The amalgam was used to fill in the prepared tooth and the hammer was used to shape and condense the amalgam. The tooth that was filled had to not be used for a short amount of time in order for the filling to set up. Amalgam fillings can expand over time, causing the tooth to crack. Because of this, fillings made of a composite resin have risen in popularity. However, gold and silver amalgam fillings are still used by many dentists. Blog Category: Hammer of the Week […]