Los Angeles has become an epicenter of the art world, thanks in large part to the museums founded here in the post-war decades. These new museums have received global acclaim, but have had to grow and change quickly under intense public scrutiny. They have worked to balance popularity, critical success, and fiscal responsibility—as well as the question of which constituencies to put first. How well are these museums serving their various audiences? And how successfully can they build support in a city not known for its cultural philanthropy? Los Angeles County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan, Getty Museum Director Timothy Potts, and Hammer Museum Director Ann Philbin visit Zócalo to discuss the hopes and the challenges of the Los Angeles art museum of tomorrow.
The event is Friday, September 7 at 6:00 PM at Grand Park. Here’s all the info.