LACMA at 50: A conversation with Michael Govan and The Frame's John Horn
Since its opening in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has become the largest art museum in the western United States. Its mission as an encyclopedic museum is supported by a collection of more than 120,000 artworks and objects that span the history of art. The museum has presented blockbuster exhibitions including two King Tut shows, plus major showcases for everything from French Impressionism to contemporary Chicano art. The museum’s campus has grown considerably over the decades and as LACMA marks its 50th anniversary, it’s planning a major architectural overhaul that will give the institution a new identity.
Michael Govan joined LACMA as its CEO and Director in 2006, setting its agenda on both the local and global stages. On Thursday, April 30, he sat down with The Frame’s John Horn in our Crawford Family Forum to talk about the museum’s past, present and future.
The Frame, KPCC’s daily arts, entertainment and culture program, airs weekdays at 3:30pm.