Ask a Curator—Keep Your Questions Coming!

We’ve really enjoyed receiving so many great questions since we started our Ask a Curator series a couple of months ago. Most of the questions from our first round have been answered (with a couple more answers still in the works—including one tomorrow).

We’re sure you have more questions—whether about the nitty-gritty details of planning exhibitions or installing artworks, about specific works in our collection, or bigger questions about the art and museum world (or anything else you can think of). Ask away in the comments here, on our Facebook page, or reply to us on Twitter (you can even ask us in Spanish—though we’ll answer in English). We’ll collect your questions and over the next few weeks will post responses from our curators.

In case you missed them, here are the questions our curators have answered so far:

Do curators feel pressure to create exhibitions that will impress other curators?

How did we install Richard Serra’s Band and Sequence inside of BCAM?

Do museums install copies of artworks while the originals are on loan elsewhere?

Is there a trend in framing contemporary photography?

How does one become a curator?

Scott Tennent

3 Responses to Ask a Curator—Keep Your Questions Coming!

  1. How about more clues to help find Koo Jeong-A’s Sound around the Smell. I found the wall label, asked guards, the nearby barrista, staff at the ticket window, and even a passing conservator. I even looked on the window ledges on the 3rd and 4th floor, and among the foliage in the nearby planters, thinking the work might be there. One guess is that due to a reception that was being set up in the area, the work was temporarily removed.

  2. lacma says:

    Look up.

  3. anon says:

    So this Jeff Koons train idea is supposed to draw attention / crowds to the museum. It is not yet known whether it will fall in the high speed winds of the Wilshire corridor. Why not erect a modern windmill instead with colored streamers attached to each arm (making a sort of pinwheeel as it turns), which would both attract visitors (a windmill in the middle of the city!) and use the naturally occurring wind to power the museum – sustainable art!

    I’m no Jeff Koons, but…

    Does fame trump ideas? I guess that’s my question for the curator.

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