Special projects


Artists, philanthropists, gallerists, collectors, and entertainment world notables gathered at the Hammer Museum’s 11th annual Gala in the Garden on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The Gala, which raised $2 million for the Hammer’s renowned exhibitions and free public programs, was held in the Museum’s elegant outdoor courtyard and honored artist Robert Gober and playwright Tony Kushner. Actors Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks served as co-chairs with Bottega Veneta Creative Director Tomas Maier for the event, which included tribute speeches by artist Charles Ray for Gober and actor Viola Davis for Kushner, as well as a performance by singer/songwriter k.d. lang after dinner. In photos: 01- event atmosphere 02- Tomas Maier and Rita Wilson 03- Tomas Maier and Annie Philbin 04- Will Ferrell and Vivica Paulin Ferrell 05- Tomas Maier and K.D. Lang 06- Jodie Foster, Annie Philbin and Alexandra Hedison 07- Tomas Maier and Viola Davis 08- Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger 09- Danna and Ed Ruscha 10- Maria Bello 11- Mike Medavoy and Irena Medavoy 12- K.D. lang 13- Thomas Jane 14- Jena Malone and Liz Goldwyn 15- Katherine Ross 16- Alex Israel and China Chow 17- Viola Davis 18- Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker 19- event atmosphere 20- event atmosphere 21- event atmosphere 22- event atmosphere