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Franklin Sirmans

Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami

Franklin Sirmans is director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, since 2015. He has overseen the acquisition of more than 1,000 works of art, strengthened existing affiliate groups such as the PAMM Fund for African American Art, and was co-curator of the 2018 exhibit, The World’s Game: Futbol and Contemporary Art. Previously, Sirmans was department head and curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and curator of modern and contemporary art at The Menil Collection in Houston. He has been a curatorial advisory committee member at MoMA/PS1 and artistic director of Prospect.3 New Orleans. He won the High Museum of Art’s 2007 David C. Driskell Prize.

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