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Franklin Sirmans

Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami

Franklin Sirmans is director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, where since fall 2015 he has overseen the acquisition of more than 1,000 works of art, strengthened affiliate groups such as the PAMM Fund for African American Art, and created the International Women’s Committee and the Latin American and Latinx Art Fund. Previously, he was department head and curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Before that, he was curator of modern and contemporary art at The Menil Collection. Sirmans has also been a curatorial advisory committee member at MoMA/PS1 and artistic director of Prospect.3 New Orleans. His honors include the 2007 David C. Driskell Prize, administered by the High Museum of Art.

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