Sirmans ’91 Will Head Major International Art Exhibit in New Orleans

Franklin Sirmans ‘91

Franklin Sirmans ’91, the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art since 2010, was recently named artistic director of Prospect.3, which is scheduled to open in October 2013. Prospect.3 is the premiere international biennial of contemporary art in the United States, featuring creative work by artists from New Orleans and around the globe.

Sirmans will establish Prospect.3’s thematic structure, select the participating artists and projects, and collaborate with the biennial’s staff to situate the projects in suitable venues.

Prospect. 2, an exhibit of works by 27 avant-garde international artists, opened last month in New Orleans and will continue through Jan. 29.

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David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: