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Sanford Biggers "Oracle" to Mark Hammer Transformation

Sanford Biggers, Oracle , 2021, as installed at Rockefeller Center, New York. Photo by Daniel Greer, courtesy of Art Production Fund UCLA's Hammer Museum has released further details about its Michael Maltzan-designed expansion , now set to open March 26, 2023. Sanford Biggers' Oracle  will initially occupy a new sculpture terrace at Wilshire Blvd. and Glendon Ave. This is the 25-ft-tall bronze sculpture that was displayed at Rockefeller Center in 2021. It's part of a series that recombines African and European sculptural traditions. UCLA has a sculpture garden, but it's a hike from the Hammer and not nearly so of the moment as the Hammer's usual offerings. Coincidentally, a Biggers sculpture was also chosen to mark the debut of the Orange County Museum of Art's new building. The Hammer's new lobby will open with a new, large-scale work by Chiaru Shiota. A glass-enclosed street-level gallery will hold Rita McBride's laser installation Particulates (202

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