Franklin Sirmans

June 29, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Luminaire X

part of a series on Craft


About the speaker

Franklin Sirmans is an American art critic, editor, writer, curator and has been the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) since October 2015. His initiatives there include ensuring that PAMM’s art program reflects the community in Miami and securing donations. In his first six months at PAMM, he managed to secure the largest donation of works in the museum’s short history, over a hundred pieces of art were donated by Design District developer Craig Robins.

Prior to his appointment, he was the department head and curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 2010 until fall 2015. He has curated annual exhibitions in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Milan, Montreal, and Munich, and is a David C. Driskell Prize Winner.

He is an amazing asset to the Miami creative community.

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