UCSB’s University Art Museum Appoints Bruce Robertson as Acting Director


SANTA BARBARA, CA.- UC Santa Barbara’s University Art Museum today announced two major appointments. Bruce Robertson, well-known curator and UCSB art historian, will serve as Acting Director following the appointment of Kathryn Kanjo as Chief Curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. In addition, Jocelyn Gibbs has been appointed curator of the museum’s Architecture and Design Collection, a unique archival collection with over 850,000 historic drawings that document the built environments of California and the Southwest. Robertson, who will take over as Acting Director in July, is a professor of history of art and architecture at UCSB. He was formerly Chief Curator for the Center for the Art of the Americas, and Deputy Director for Art Programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was one of the curators of the popular and widely praised exhibition, “American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915