Did you know that Mr. Spock had three ears? He had the left ear, the right ear, and the final front ear. You can see them all when you witness, fittingly enough, Leonard Nimoy's Secret Selves. It's another manifestation of Nimoy's longtime photographic cycle — this time, using the notion that, since Zeus split humans in half (don't ask; it was a bad week) each person has been searching for his “other half” to feel complete. Nimoy's subjects were asked to reveal those hidden halves and, quicker than you can say “In Search Of,” 100 portraits and tonight's discussion with Nimoy are the result. The discussion, moderated by the inestimable Zach Quinto, who played Mr. Spock in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek film, takes the whole hebephrenic he/shebang to its logical conclusion. What's next — “Journey to the Heart of Oreo Splitting”? Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Wstwd.;, Tues., Sept. 13, 7 p.m.,;free. (310) 443-7000, hammer.ucla.edu

Tue., Sept. 13, 2011

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