CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Michael Govan is CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Since coming to LACMA in 2006, he has overseen the transformation of the 20-acre campus with buildings by Renzo Piano, and under his leadership, the museum has acquired more than 27,000 works for the permanent collection. From 1994 to 2005, Govan was president and director of the Dia Art Foundation. From 1988 to 1994, he was deputy director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, working with Guggenheim branches in New York, Venice, and Bilbao. Prior to that, he helped found MASS MoCA while studying art history and fine art at Williams College.