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Wednesday, September 14 is #AskACurator, a day when curators from around the world are available online to answer all your burning questions. This year, over 1,200 museums in 52 countries are participating, including many SoCal Museums. Have a question for one of them? Check out when the curators will be available, and tweet at them using the hashtag #AskACurator, or ask them questions on other social media platforms, when applicable (see below).

See which local museums are participating:

Autry Museum of the American West

Participating: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Twitter

Curators available:
9–10 a.m. Karimah Richardson, Staff Archaeologist
10–11 a.m. Amy Scott, Chief Curator and Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Carolyn Brucken, Curator of Western Women’s History
2–3 p.m. Paige Bardolph, Associate Curator

The Broad

Participating: Throughout the day on Twitter
Curator available:
 Ed Schad, Assistant Curator

Craft & Folk Art Museum

Participating: 1–2 p.m. on Twitter and Facebook
Curator available:
 Holly Jerger, Exhibitions Curator

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Participating: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Twitter
Curators available:

8–8:30 a.m. Richard Rand, Associate Director, Collections, Museum
9–9:30 a.m. Davide Gasparotto, Sr. Curator, Paintings, Museum
10–10:30 a.m. Marcia Reed, Associate Director, special collections and exhibitions, Getty Research Institute
11–11:30 a.m. Julian Brooks, Sr. Curator, Drawings, Museum
12–12:30 p.m. Charissa Bremer-David, Curator, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Museum
1–1:30 p.m. David Saunders, Associate Curator, Antiquities, Museum
2–2:30 p.m. Nancy Perloff, Curator, Getty Research Institute
3–3:30 p.m. Elizabeth Morrison, Sr. Curator, Manuscripts, Museum
4–4:30 p.m. Paul Martineau, Associate Curator, Photographs, Museum

FIDM Museum

Participating: 2–4 p.m. on Twitter

Curator available:
 Christina Johnson, Associate Curator

Hammer Museum

Participating: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Twitter
Curators available:
10–11 a.m. Marcela Guerrero, Curatorial Fellow
11 a.m.–12 p.m. January Parkos Arnall, Curatorial Associate, Public Engagement
12–1 p.m. Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, Curatorial Associate
1–2 p.m. MacKenzie Stevens, Curatorial Assistant

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Participating: TBD on Twitter
Curator available:
 Jamillah James, Curator

LACMA

Participating: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Twitter
Curator available:

10–11 a.m. Leslie Jones, Curator, Prints and Drawings
11–12 p.m. Bindu Gude, Associate Curator, South and Southeast Asian Art
12–1 p.m. John Hirx, Senior Conservator, Objects Conservation
1–2 p.m. Rita Gonzalez, Curator and Acting Department Head, Contemporary Art
2–3 p.m. Rosie Mills, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Associate Curator, Decorative Arts and Design
2–3 p.m. Bobbye Tigerman, Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Associate Curator, Decorative Arts and Design
4–5 p.m. Naoko Takahatake, Associate Curator, Prints and Drawings
4–5 p.m. Megan O’Neill, Associate Curator, Art of the Ancient Americas

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes 

Participating: 12–2 p.m. on Twitter
Curators available:

Erin Curtis, Senior Curator
Erendina Delgadillo, Curator & Registrar

Laguna Art Museum

Participating: TBD on Twitter
Curators available:

Dr. Malcolm Warner, Executive Director
Janet Blake, Curator of Historical Art

Los Angeles Zoo

Participating: 2:30–3:30 p.m. on Twitter
Curators available:

2:30–3 p.m. Beth Schaefer, General Curator
3–3:30 p.m. Heather Shields, Education Curator

Muckenthaler Cultural Center

Participating: TBD on Twitter
Curators available:

Matt Leslie, Chief Curator
Margaret Garcia

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Participating: 12–1 p.m. on Twitter

Curator available:
 Philippe Vergne, Director

Natural History Museum
 of Los Angeles County
Participating: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Twitter and Facebook
Curators available:
10–10:30 a.m. Chris Thacker, Curator, Ichthyology (fishes), Facebook Live
11–11:30 a.m. Nathan Smith, Associate Curator, Dinosaur Institute, Facebook Live
12–12:30 p.m. Regina Wetzer, Associate Curator and Director, Marine Biodiversity Center, Twitter
1–1:30 p.m. Jann Vendetti, Curator, Malacology, Twitter
2–2:30 p.m. Kirk Fitzhugh, Curator, Polychaetes, Twitter
3–3:30 p.m. Jorge Velez-Juarbe, Curator, Mammalogy, Facebook Live

Norton Simon Museum

Participating: 10 a.m.–2:45 p.m. on Twitter
Curators available:

10–10:45 a.m. Emily A. Beeny, Associate Curator
11–11:45 a.m. Stephanie Rozman, Assistant Curator
12–12:45 p.m. Tom Norris, Curatorial Associate
2–2:45 p.m. Gloria Williams Sander, Curator

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Participating: 12:30–2 p.m. on Twitter
Curators available:

12:30–1 p.m. Erin Aitali, Director of Exhibitions and Interim Executive Director
1–1:30 p.m. Jay Belloli, Interim Executive Director
1:30–2 p.m. Gordon McClelland, California historian, writer, and curator

Skirball Cultural Center

Participating: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on Twitter
Curators available:

Bethany Montagano
Cate Thurston

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Participating: TBD on Twitter and Facebook
Curator available:
 Yeonsoo Chee, Assistant Curator