Talks with the Director

Director's Series: E.C. Krupp

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On February 18, 2014, Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan talks with E.C. Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory, about the intersection of art and science.

On June 5, 2013, Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan and Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fiske Kimball Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, took part in a public conversation about rethinking the encyclopedic museum. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA.


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On June 3, 2013, Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan and architect Peter Zumthor took part in a public conversation. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA.


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Michael Govan talks with National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman about the NEA's agenda, including the Our Town grants that provide more than $6.5 million in funding to support the arts as an integral part of revitalizing communities. The discussion explores the NEA’s recent research on arts engagement, the impact of declining art education on public participation in the arts, and Chairman Landesman’s interest in theater and country music. The NEA is the largest national annual funder of the arts in the U.S.


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Artist and designer of the Art of the Ancient Americas galleries [1:08:05].


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Robert Irwin, the artist behind the Palm Garden at LACMA, talks about aesthetics, art in Southern California, and his past and present projects with Michael Govan [1:35:41].


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Renzo Piano, the architect behind the Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, BCAM and the BP Pavilion, talks with director Michael Govan about his work. [1:17:33]


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