Presented in conjunction with the unveiling of the Hammer’s building expansion, this exhibition is the largest presentation of the Hammer Contemporary Collection in the museum’s history. Occupying nearly all gallery spaces, Together in Time highlights acquisitions since 2005—the year the Hammer began collecting contemporary art. Included in the exhibition are works in a wide range of media by Los Angeles-based and international artists.
Organized around a sequence of discrete installations that highlight varied groupings of artists, the exhibition represents the tendencies and sensibilities at the forefront of contemporary art. Together in Time offers insight into the museum’s collection priorities at a moment of renewed vision and focus. The Hammer has deepened its holdings and grown as an institution at the same time that Los Angeles has come into its own as a cultural and artistic center. With the earliest work in the exhibition dating from 1951, this exhibition takes stock of the ideas and artists that have passed through the city and that have contributed to its ever-expanding sphere of influence in the broader network of global art.
Together in Time: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection is organized by Ann Philbin with curatorial staff including Connie Butler, Aram Moshayedi, Erin Christovale, Ali Subotnick, and Vanessa Arizmendi.