10 Weeks at the Hammer in Haikus

10 Weeks at the Hammer in Haikus

AUGUST 13, 2014 – BY JESSICA BELLAMY, COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT INTERN

Jessica Bellamy came to the Hammer this summer as part of the Getty Foundation'sMulticultural Undergraduate Internship program and worked with both the communications and public engagement departments for the past 10 weeks. 

She sums up her experience in haiku (naturally). 

1

Boom. Opening Night.
The best kept secret of art?
More handsome people. 

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2

Fourteen days straight? Whoops.
Jan asked if I'd been drinking  
the Hammer Kool-Aid.

  “Perhaps if I stick around long enough they will bring more bread-sticks out.” I thought silently for the next ten weeks.

“Perhaps if I stick around long enough they will bring more bread-sticks out.” I thought silently for the next ten weeks.

3

Eating my lunch s l o w.
Entire workforce of Westwood
in Annex screams goal!

4

First Getty field trip
Saw De Kooning’s Pink Angels
Must. Sneak. A. Photo.

5

I count: my dinos,
4. The babies in headphones,  
2. And days ‘till 

6

Public engagement
as complex as Adorno
this research is cray.

7

I curate dinos 
observing my cohort sway
with the courtyard beat.

8

Blog about Snapchat,
Summarize the Gold Stage,
avoid Sunset Blvd.

9

Well now I've been spoiled,
with mindful meditations
and Lunchtime Art Talks.

10

Denial: not just
a river in Egypt. What?!
Where did ten weeks go?