Director of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, formerly President and Director of the DIA Art Foundation in New York, spearheaded creation of Dia:Beacon.
Michael Govan appears in sessions on these topics
Michael Govan is the CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Since coming to LACMA in 2006 he has overseen the transformation of the twenty-acre campus with new buildings by Renzo Piano and monumental artworks by Chris Burden, Michael Heizer, Barbara Kruger, and more. Under Govan's direction the museum has also seen a dramatic increase in acquisitions and exhibition programming. From 1994 to 2005, Govan was President and Director of the DIA Art Foundation in New York, where he spearheaded the creation of Dia:Beacon. From 1988 to 1994 he was Deputy Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In that capacity his work extended to Guggenheim branches in New York, Venice, and Bilbao. Prior to that Govan helped found MASS MoCA while at Williams College, where he studied art history and fine art.