Michael Govan is to receive the 2015 Leo Award, the annual given by International Curators International (ICI), now in it's 40th year, in acknowledgement of outstanding commitment to and support of contemporary art. Govan has been director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) since 2006, prior to which he was president and director of New York's Dia Art Foundation. Before that he served for six years as deputy director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where his work extended to Guggenheim branches in New York, Venice, and Bilbao.
Past recipients of the Leo Award include Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein, Miuccia Prada, Dasha Zhukova and last year's winner Dimitris Daskalopoulos.
Govan will be presented with the award at ICI's 40th Anniversary benefit and auction on 18 November.
20 August 2015