$655,000 Bestowed on Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has been given $655,000 by an anonymous donor to endow the position of curator of contemporary art. Katrina Carl of Noozhawk reports the funds are to be allocated over the next five years. Julie Joyce, who has been the museum’s curator of contemporary art since 2008, will be the beneficiary of this donation. Said director Larry Feinberg: “We are extremely grateful for this generous gift in support of our curator of contemporary art. This is a testament to the high-quality, groundbreaking exhibitions Julie has produced. This gift brings us one step further to our goal of having each curatorial post and the director of education position fully endowed, ensuring that the museum is able to continue to retain and attract the most talented staff to serve our community with important and thought-provoking exhibitions and powerful education programs.”