Cathy Byrd talks on the phone with Franklin Sirmans, curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Their conversation considers the essential role of public art at LACMA, covers the latest news on Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass installation and previews upcoming LACMA exhibitions to feature the Broad Collection (2012) and the work of Noah Purifoy (2014). Recently appointed Artistic Director for Prospect.3 New Orleans, Franklin shares some of his thoughts about the 2014 exhibition.
Sound Editor: Leo Madriz | Images: Courtesy of LACMA, except where noted. | End Sound: Excerpt of audio recorded while moving Michael Heizer’s 340-ton rock from Riverside to Los Angeles, CA. Courtesy of LACMA