Kathryn Kanjo Named Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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SAN DIEGO, CA.- Dr. Hugh M. Davies, The David C. Copley Director and CEO of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), announced today that Kathryn Kanjo has been appointed the new Chief Curator and Head of the Curatorial Department, concluding a comprehensive international search. Kanjo is currently the Director of the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and plans to assume her new responsibilities at MCASD on July 20, 2010. “Kathryn Kanjo is an accomplished curator and a dynamic educator, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have her leading our curatorial department. Her passion for art, community outreach, and the curatorial process will be an asset, and her refined eye for emerging talent dovetails with our own initiatives to commission new work by both emerging and established artists,” said Davies. “Her exhibitions and acquisitions are consistently innovative and relevant, yet grounde