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Hammer's Gala in the Garden honors Joni Mitchell, Mark Bradford
Hammer's Gala in the Garden honors Joni Mitchell, Mark Bradford

The event: On Saturday, the UCLA Hammer Museum's 12th annual Gala in the Garden honored beloved singer/songwriter and painter Joni Mitchell, whose sonic style has been described as “painting with words,” and artist Mark Bradford, who grew up between the worlds of Santa Monica and his mother’s hair salon in South Los Angeles, and is known for his large-scale, multi-layered, collaged works incorporating urban ephemera, including maps and street posters. The scene: The sold-out event, which raised $2.5 million for the Hammer’s exhibitions and public programs, was held in the museum’s outdoor courtyard. Before dinner, cocktails were served upstairs, and the...

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