Libros Schimbros at the Hammer Museum gatherings focus on books related to the museum’s exhibitions and programs. The free monthly book club is led by co-directors David Kipen and Colleen Jaurretche.
April through June 2014: No Book Club
June 2013: Building Stories by Chris Ware
May 2013: The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory (updated edition) by Norman Klein
April 2013: Glitter Stucco and Dumpster Diving: Reflections on Building Production in the Vernacular City by John Chase
March 2013: Invisible Citiesby Italo Calvino.
February 2013: Landscapes of Desire: Anglo Mythologies of Los Angeles by William McClung
January 2013: Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950–1963 by Kevin Starr.
December 16, 2012: A Rebours/ Against Nature by JK Huysmans
November 18, 2012: Salammbo by Gustav Flaubert
October 21, 2012: The Pre-Raphaelites and Their Circle edited by Cecil Y. Lang
September 16, 2012: Fleurs Du Mal/ Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
June 2012 –Aug. 2012: No Book Club
May 6, 2012: The Pat Hobby stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
April 1, 2012: Already Dead by Denis Johnson
March 4, 2012: The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem