UCI Institute and Museum for California Art
UCI is pleased to announce that nationally renowned museum educator, scholar, and collaborative arts producer Kim Kanatani has been appointed the first museum director of the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art. She joins UCI from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she served as Deputy Director and Gail Engelberg Director of Education. Kanatani will lead UCI IMCA in establishing a center for the study, research, and exhibition of the distinctive work made by California’s artists from the early 19th century to the present. UCI IMCA is home to two expansive collections of California art -- The Buck Collection of more than 3,000 works of California modern art and The Irvine Museum Collection of more than 1,300 California Impressionist paintings.
“I envision the museum serving as a state-of the-art teaching and learning institution, which will offer unparalleled arts and cross-curricular experiences for the campus and the wider community,” says Kanatani.