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Movers and Shakers: Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA – SOLD OUT

November 2, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LACMA Offices
5900 Wilshire Blvd., 14th Floor Boardroom
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA’s Transformation and the Future of Art Museums in Urban Areas


michael_govan_portraitPlease join ULI at our next Mover and Shaker event, presenting Michael Govan, the Chief Executive Officer and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Mr. Govan has served as CEO and Director at LACMA for a decade now. He has already had significant impacts inside and across the Museum during his tenure – adding over 27,000 works to the Museum’s collection — and now he is at the forefront of the effort to transform the Museum’s physical presence itself on Wilshire Boulevard. From his vantage point, he is uniquely positioned to consider the critical role that art museums play in fostering urban vitality. It is that broader community impact that museums like LACMA have in cities across our country and the world that Mr. Govan would like to discuss with ULI and its guests. Mr. Govan will discuss LACMA’s proposed transformation as a model for his remarks about urban planning issues. These matters go to the heart of the Urban Land Institute’s mission to foster dialogues about the fabric of our cityscapes. As always at a Mover and Shaker event, after Mr. Govan shares his remarks, we will open the floor to your questions.

Michael Govan has spent his professional career immersed in art and art museums, of both the urban and destination styles. He studied Art History at Williams College in rural western Massachusetts, where he participated in the founding of the nearby MASS Moca. Mr. Govan then went to the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, serving as Deputy Director at the Guggenheim, and working at that Museum’s branches in Venice and Bilbao as well. Mr. Govan then led the creation of another destination museum, Dia:Beacon, about 90 minutes outside New York City. He came to LACMA in 2006.

LACMA will be hosting this ULI Mover and Shaker event in the Board Room at LACMA’s offices. Seating in this facility is quite limited, and so this event is expected to sell out early – we urge to register at your earliest convenience. Parking information will be provided to those guests registered for this event.


  • Private $55 (Non-Member $70)
  • Public/Nonprofit $45 (Non-Member $60)
  • Young Leaders $45 (Non-Member $60)
  • Student $35 (Non-Member $45)

Please note that registration increases $10 after October 31st. To register, click “Register Now” below or Download a Registration Form. This event is sold out.













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