The Witching Hour Screenings & Exhibition at Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum presents an exhibition of artwork related to witchcraft and sorcery. Concurrent with the exhibtion is a series of three screenings, entitled “The Witching Hour,” which includes DAY OF WRATH, HAXEN, and a set of short subjects titled DANSE MACABRE. This is the second exhibition in Houseguest, a new series in which artist are invited to curate a show from among the university’s diverse collections. Fpr this installation, Los Angeles-based artist Francesca Gabbiani proposes an intriguing exploration of mystical powers and magic spells. Gabbiani browsed through the collections of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer, and UCLA’s Departments of Special Collections at both the Charles E. Young Research Library and the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. Gabbiani pursued her research with an eye for mysterious and macabre images, illustrations of poisonous and deadly plants, as well as representations of unearthly figures like saints and fairies. The eclectic selection of prints and illustrated books range in date from the Renaissance to the present.

Location: Hammer Museum – 10899 Wilshire Blvd – Los Angeles, CA 90024 – Phone: 310.443.7000
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Hours:  11am-7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 11am-9pm Thursday; 11am-5-m Sunday.
Exhibition Dates: February 15 through May 24
Witching Hour Screenings:

  • DAY OF WRATH on May 6 at 7:30pm
  • HAXAN on May 13 at 7:30pm
  • DANSE MACABRE on May 16 at 7:30pm


About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Steve Biodrowski owns and operates Hollywood Gothique. Since graduating from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema, Steve has worked as a film critic, script analyst, journalist, and interviewer. As a film journalist, his work has appeared in Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage (in France) and The Dark Side (in England). He served as the West Coast Editor of Cinefantastique magazine in the 1990s, then worked as the Vice President of Editorial Content at and, more recently, as the Executive Editor at Cinescape Online. He is currently the Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online, the website incarnation of Cinefantastique magazine.

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