Dr. Hugh M. Davies
Dr. Derrick C. Cartwright
Stephan M. Kuhn, CPA
Mary Livingstone Beebe
Steven M. Strauss
In addition to Matthew, Iris, and other members of the Strauss family, the Strauss Family Foundation includes three Directors who have made significant contributions to the study and appreciation of contemporary art.
Dr. Davies has been The David C. Copley Director and CEO of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego since 1983. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of numerous books, articles, and catalogues on modern and contemporary art.
Dr. Cartwright is Director of University Galleries, the University of San Diego. He has also served as the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director of the Seattle Museum of Art and the Maruja Baldwin Director of the San Diego Museum of Art. Museums under his direction have mounted more than 30 diverse exhibitions, ranging from Michelangelo and Goya to Oceanic Art and contemporary works from East Asia.
The Foundation’s Compliance Officer, Mr. Kuhn is a principal in the San Diego-based firm Kuhn & Koviak, CPAs, Inc.
Ms. Beebe has been the Director of the Stuart Collection, at the University of California, San Diego since it began in 1981. Among the 18 contemporary outdoor sculpture commissioned under her direction are works by John Baldessari, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, and Kiki Smith. Ms. Beebe has lectured and served on boards and in panel discussions at dozens of arts institutions around the country and abroad.
An accomplished artist and jewelry designer, Ms. Strauss contributes curatorial insight and expertise to the Foundation.
A partner in the Litigation Department of Cooley LLP, Mr. Strauss advises the Foundation on legal matters.
A 501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation