05/30/2013 01:18 pm ET Updated Jul 30, 2013

SERIOUSLY GO: Michael Govan in Conversation

ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE,COLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.

Next week, two fantastic opportunities to see Michael Govan in conversation at LACMA.

"My whole career has been about the intersection between art, architecture and space. Art should not be in a temple at the top of the staircase." - Michael Govan


The Director's Series: Michael Govan and Peter Zumthor
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
This event features Michael Govan in discussion with Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. The talk focuses on Zumthor's study of LACMA's site and his vision for the encyclopedic art museum in the twenty-first century. The event is presented in connection with the current exhibition The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA, which explores the history of the LACMA campus and presents Zumthor's concept for addressing the museum's original structures and developing architecture that would respond directly to the historic site. Read an L.A. Times article on Zumthor's plans for the site here. Tickets are $20 and available online.


Conversation: Michael Govan and Philippe de Montebello Discuss the Encyclopedic Museum of the Future
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan and Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fiske Kimball Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, take part in a conversation reconsidering the encyclopedic museum. This talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA, which is presented as part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Read an Art in America article on LACMA as the encyclopedic museum of the future here. Tickets for this free event are available online.