Model of Peter Zumthor's scheme for LACMA. Installation view. The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA, June 9 - Sept. 15, 2013. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has long been due for a major overhaul, according to its director Michael Govan and the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor, who has been commissioned to re-think the museum’s east campus. “If you were to restore it, it would not really work because I think it never really worked well as a museum,” said Zumthor at a packed public conversation with Govan at the museum on Monday night.