Curatorial Research Bureau
David Evans Frantz, Associate Curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum, discusses his current projects and the cultural landscape of Southern California.

About Open Seminar

Open Seminar creates opportunities for the graduate academic seminar to step into the public realm, with faculty, students, and visiting practitioners deciding how to intersect the typically reserved seminar format with a broader selection of invited attendees from the arts and culture scenes in the Bay Area.

About David Evans Frantz

David Evans Frantz is Associate Curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum. From 2011 to 2018 he was the curator at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. His curatorial projects examine alternative art movements, queer politics and culture, historical erasure, and archival practices in contemporary art. At ONE he founded a visual arts program that presented historical exhibitions and artist commissions responding to ONE’s collections. In 2017 he co-curated with C. Ondine Chavoya the exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., a collaboration between ONE Archives and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Axis Mundo is traveling to multiple venues in the United States between 2018 and 2020 and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) for the exhibition catalogue.