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2011 Hammer Gala in Review

On Saturday, September 24th the Hammer Museum hosted their 9th annual Gala in the Garden, co-chaired by Rosette Delug and Darren Star, raising a record amount for the museums exhibitions and programming. This year, the event honored cartoonist and creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening and artist Larry Pitman with a tributes by Neil Patrick Harris and Christopher Knight. The mood was set by special edition lanterns by Jorge Pardo and light installation Orbit by Jennifer Steinkamp.

The Invite:

In Attendance:

Jack Black, Mark Bradford, Dan Castellaneta, Lisa Cholodenko, Moisés and Nelly Cosío, Dana Delany, Viveca Paulin Ferrell & Will Ferrell, Frank Gehry, Gina Gershon, Matt Groening, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Thomas Jane, Jenni Kayne, Barbara Kruger, David LaChapelle, Monique Lhuillier, Bettina Korek, Michael Maltzan, Bruno Mars, Paul McCarthy, Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy, Susan & Leonard Nimoy, John C. Reilly, Ed & Danna Ruscha, Molly Shannon, Laurie Simmons, Darren Star, Alana Stewart, and Robert Therrien.

Photographs by Stephanie Keenan


If you missed this year’s Gala, you can still support the Hammer by purchasing a museum membership or one of their editions at the museum or online.

by Sarah Williams

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