S2:E12 Franklin Sirmans I Wellness Through Art


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Franklin Sirmans, the Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) advocates that art can significantly contribute to personal and societal wellness. Located on Miami's beautiful Biscayne Bay, PAMM's mission is to promote artistic expression and the exchange of ideas advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture, design, reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Through a Miami lens, the museum aspires to be the very best at presenting art from Latin America and the Caribbean, modern and contemporary, inclusive of the African diaspora.

Franklin started his career writing for hip-hop oriented magazines before his early life experiences led him to the art world as a career. Since joining PAMM in 2015, Franklin has overseen the acquisition of more than a thousand works of art and pursued his vision of PAMM as “the people’s museum.” Prior to his appointment, he was the department head and curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) from 2010 until 2015.

Join Franklin and host, Brad Johnson, for an intriguing and expansive conversation around the curation, ambassadorial and fundraising role of a museum director as well as the uniqueness created by PAMM's location in Miami. Hear Franklin's view of Jean-Michel Basquiat's works posthumous rise in popularity and value as well as other exhibits that broaden our views and experiences. Throughout the conversation, he articulates how art plays a wellness role in our lives including personal development, community building and inclusion in a global conversation. Join us at the corner table for a fascinating journey into the art world!

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