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“Radical Women” and the “Good Guys” Celebrated at The Hammer Museum’s 15th Annual Gala

One of L.A.’s biggest social events, the soiree was full of festivity and real-talk.

With support from longtime partner Bottega Veneta, Hammer Museum’s annual Gala in the Garden welcomed a star-studded guest list to celebrate this year’s honorees Hilton Als and Ava DuVernay. In her speech, DuVernay wasn’t shy about calling out the elephant in the Hollywood-heavy room. Though instead of dwelling on Harvey Weinstein, she gave a nod to the “good guys” out there. “I won’t focus on men … who develop and dwell in the dark, dangerous places that make the world unsafe for so many women,” she said. “I will focus on the men I’ve encountered who chose not to use their privilege to diminish but rather to uplift.”

Guests including Tomas Maier, Hailey Baldwin, Zachary Quinto, Rashida Jones, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, and J.J. Abrams spent the rest of the evening being treated to a performance by Haim, viewing the current exhibition, “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985,” and enjoying dinner by James Beard Award–winning chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques.

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Hammer Museum's 15th Annual Gala
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(From left) Tessa Thompson, Priyanka Chopra, Evan Rachel Wood, Selma Blair.

Tessa Thompson, Priyanka Chopra, Evan Rachel Wood, Selma Blair, (wearing BOTTEGA VENETA)
Hammer Museum's 15th Annual Gala

Jessica Lange and Hilton Als.

Hammer Museum's 15th Annual Gala

(From left) Priyanka Chopra, Tomas Maier, Sarah Jessica Parker.

Hammer Museum's 15th Annual Gala

Haim.

Hammer Museum's 15th Annual Gala

Hailey Baldwin (left) and Laura Harrier.

Hammer Museum's 15th Annual Gala

(From left) Este Haim, Danielle Haim, Alana Haim, Rashida Jones, Danielle Haim.

(Photos: Billy Farrell/BFA.com)

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