Todd Haynes

Laurie Anderson and Todd Haynes are honored at Hammer Museum gala, where the talk turns political

Laurie Anderson and Todd Haynes are honored at Hammer Museum gala, where the talk turns political

At the Hammer Museum’s annual Gala in the Garden fundraiser, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s race for the White House dominated the cocktail chatter Saturday evening as A-list artists and museum officials mixed with a celebrity contingent that included recent Emmy winner Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts and Will Ferrell.

The event, which netted more than $2 million for the Hammer, honored performance artist Laurie Anderson and filmmaker Todd Haynes. Both embodied a recurring sentiment during the evening: renewed conviction in the power of art to give voice to social and political issues of the day. 

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