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#MESCommunity | Space Is the Place: Lauren Halsey and Patrisse Cullors at the Hammer

  • Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90024 United States (map)

Let’s come together to support LA based artists! On Tuesday, August 14th at 6 pm Patrisse Cullors and Lauren Halsey will be in conversation at the Hammer Museum. They will discuss displacement of low-income communities in Los Angeles, the prison-industrial complex, and economic disparity within the city. 

After the talk, at 7pm, MESC will meet on the Hammer courtyard and then head over to Elysee Bakery & Cafe to reflect and share thoughts with the MESC community over tea and cookies. 

Check out Halsey’s work The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project (Prototype Architecture) currently on view at the Hammer. Check out Cullor’s memoir When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

This event is free for everyone. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.



Do I need to be a MESC member to attend this event?
Both MESC members and non-members are welcome to attend this event.

How do I find out my membership status?
Email us at to inquire about your MESC Membership status.

Is their a cost associated with this event?
Please note the talk is a Hammer event and Hammer programs are always free. Any purchases made at the Elysee Cafe will be at your discretion.

What are my transportation/parking options nearby?

Convenient parking is available under the museum. Rates are $6 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Parking is cash only.

Accessible parking is provided on levels P1 and P3.

In the event that the museum parking garage is full, use this map for additional parking options.

Bicycles park free. Bike racks are located on level P1 of the parking garage.

Visitors can be dropped off and picked up at the entrance on Lindbrook Avenue, located on the north side of the Museum between Westwood Boulevard and Glendon Avenue. Note that this entrance includes 7 steps between street level and the courtyard level of the museum.

Visitors may also be dropped off in the parking garage underneath the museum, where there is an accessible ramp. Drivers spending less than 10 minutes in the parking garage will not be charged a parking fee.

Metro provides bus and rail transportation to the Hammer until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For your best route, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) GO-METRO or (323) 466-3876.

Santa Monica Bus Lines
Culver City Bus Lines

Or, take the new Metro Expo Line to the Westwood/Rancho Park stop, and transfer to a bus up to the Hammer.

Can I sign up for the program on the day of the event? 

What kind of access services are available? 
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are available for use at the museum. For lectures and other programs in their theaters, these can be picked up at the Hammer box office. For other programs, and to ensure availability, please call 310-443-7020 in advance.

An accessible entry into the museum’s main lobby on Wilshire Boulevard is located to the right of the main entrance. Please note that the entrance on Lindbrook Avenue does not have an accessible ramp.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Levels P1 and P3 of the museum’s parking garage. Accessible spaces on P1 are located on the parking entry level, directly across from the lobby entrance. Accessible spaces P3 are located adjacent to the elevators. From P3, take the elevator to P1 to access the main lobby on Wilshire Avenue and follow signs for the Hammer Museum to the main lobby.

There are four wheelchair spaces with companion seating in the Billy Wilder Theater. These are in the back of the theater and accessible from theater lobby on the courtyard level.

Additional questions? 
Please contact us at We would love to hear from you!