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Purgatory | Hammer Museum | Los Angeles, CA | Petra Cortright

Artist: Petra Cortright
Title: Purgatory
Location: Hammer Museum
Partner: A Cool Million, Art into Acres, Hammer Museum
Photographer: Kurt Hickman

For #EarthDay, “Hellscape No 17” by artist @petra_cortright has been installed at the Cantor Arts Center (@cantorarts) and the @hammer_museum as part of #ACoolMillionCampaign, a public arts initiative for climate awareness led by artists and institutions to expand environmental justice programming and support the conservation of one million acres of land.

“I would like to thank a cool million for the opportunity to help protect the beauty which is California—my place of birth,” says Cortright, “where the landscape means everything to me. i hope the piece can provide a sense of urgency as well as a sense of hope.”

Curated by @mickimeng and @haleymellin, A Cool Million is a partnership between @forfreedoms @artandclimateaction, #ArtintoAcres, and 14 arts institutions across California to install climate-related artworks on billboards, museum facades, and public spaces. Learn more at

Photos by  Kurt Hickman

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@hammer_museum @petra_cortright
@mickimeng @haleymellin
#ACoolMillionCampaign #EarthDay

Participating Institutions: @thebroadmuseum @bampfa @cantorarts @deyoungmuseum @gettymuseum @hammer_museum @icasanfrancisco @lacma @moadsf @moca @calartsredcat @sanjosemuseumofart @sfmoma @wattisarts