It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:

What else makes this city great?


Kathryn Kanjo

http://www.mcasd.org/,  Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,  http://www.mcasd.org/
Live: Scripps Ranch
Work: I work in both our flagship building in La Jolla village and at our downtown site by the Santa Fe depot.
How Long: 2 years

Where did you grow up?
I am a second-generation Southern Californian who grew up in Redlands.
 
When did you move here and why?
Great cities sustain great museums. My profession landed me in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Antonio, Santa Barbara, and San Diego. I first came here in the early Nineties to be the assistant curator at MCASD. At that time I lived in La Jolla and, later, Leucadia before moving away. Now, 15 years later – having been a museum director for 12 of them – I am lucky to be back at MCASD running the curatorial department. MCASD is a tremendously respected organization. Amazingly, it is almost 75-years old, and 75 years of cutting-edge art makes for some exciting art history, all written here in San Diego.
 
Besides the weather, why do you remain in San Diego?
San Diego is a great combination of things. It is enough of a city and enough of a small town. It has that vacation-vibe but is anchored by the research heft of UCSD and innovative companies like Qualcomm. I think all of these facets make it an appealing place to live during different points in one’s life – student, single, professional, parent.

Photo: Marissa Parsons Photography