Events of July 2022 | UCLA

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Hammer Summer Concerts 2022

On Thursday nights, the Hammer Museum at UCLA is the place to be! Come to the courtyard of the Hammer for free concerts featuring KCRW DJs and musical artists, such as Ambar Lucid and Pachyman. Patrons also enjoy food trucks, a cash bar, and extended gallery hours while dancing the night away.

JULY 7 | 4 p.m.

Share the Mic: Indigenous Knowledge — Indigenous Artists and the Law

Who controls Indigenous art? And who should? It’s a current subject. Indigenous cultural property experts in law, education, copyright and the art market come together to discuss this prickly question, using Australia as a case study, as the Fowler Museum of UCLA passes the mic to thought leaders “who guide us along the arc of justice.” Panelists will highlight the work they do to protect Indigenous art. The conversation complements the Fowler’s current exposition, Aboriginal Screen – High end Australian printed textiles.

FROM 8 TO 23 JULY | 0 a.m.

Second Sight: a collection of new international restorations

Head to the Billy Wilder Theater to enjoy four lesser-known works by female filmmakers that deserve a fresh look. This first edition of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Second Sight program features new digital restorations of films from Australia, Cuba, the United States and Japan. Whether you like thoughtful romances like Love letter (Japan, 1953) or poignant dramas like floating life (Australia, 1996), the film series offers something for every movie buff.


Hammer Projects: Tita Cicognani

Los Angeles-based artist Tita Cicognani’s latest installation features a functioning hot tub at its center, providing an environment of potential physical contact and intimacy within an institutional setting typically designed to promote sterility and cleanliness. Customized as part of a larger installation including video, sound and other works, Cicognani’s hot tub is a device through which museum visitors temporarily reconcile their relationship with germs and the dangerousness of the body.


Particular Histories: Finding Provenance in African Arts

Special stories presents five provenance case studies drawn from African objects that came to the Fowler from Sir Henry Wellcome’s collection. The exhibition highlights recent discoveries – made through a combination of conservation, materials science, archival research and curatorial methods – which offer often surprising insights into the creation of these amazing works. Come and visit the intersection of African works and the legacy of the influence of European colonization.

JULY 10 | 7 p.m.

Tell It Like It Is: The Watts Writers Workshop on Television

Founded in the wake of the Watts Rebellion of 1965, the Watts Writers Workshop has left an indelible literary and artistic mark far beyond the borders of Los Angeles. Join the Film and Television Archive to watch two recently preserved local television programs from 1967 and 1968 that feature black workshop artists reciting their poetry and prose, with commentary from Budd Schulberg, Oscar-winning writer and creator of Watts Writers Workshop, and Harry Dolan, CEO of the Douglass House Foundation.

JULY 20 | 6 p.m.

AAP Alumni Network Virtual Network Mixer

Join the UCLA Academic Advancement Program Alumni Network for a virtual summer networking event. You’ll have the chance to meet other passionate AAP alumni, share valuable insights into the development of mentoring and networking committees, and learn about AAPAN’s important volunteer opportunities.

JULY 21 | 12 p.m.

Resume Writing for Career Changers with Kimberly Cook MPH’15

The reasons for career changes are many: the realization of a new passion, a need for more financial freedom or perhaps the desire to find a more fulfilling job. Changing careers can be daunting, but this online workshop will provide you with basic knowledge about the hiring process and important resume strategies so you can easily transition into a new career.

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