Stephan M. Kuhn, CPA
Steven M. Strauss
Cristina Della Coletta
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.
Kathryn Kanjo was appointed David C. Copley Director and CEO of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2016, where she earlier served as Deputy Director of Art and Programs. Prior posts include the Director of the University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara and the Executive Director of Artpace San Antonio. In addition to a curatorial term at MCASD in the 1990s, she’s held positions at the Portland Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center. She holds an MA from the University Southern California and a BA from the University of Redlands.
The Foundation’s Compliance Officer, Mr. Kuhn is a principal in the San Diego-based firm Kuhn & Koviak, CPAs, Inc.
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.
Cristina Della Coletta is Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities and Chancellor's Associates Chair in Italian Studies at UCSD. She holds a Laurea in Lingue e letterature straniere from the Università di Venezia, an M.A. in Italian from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Italian from UCLA. She is the author of the books “When Stories Travel: Cross-Cultural Encounters Between Fiction and Film” (Johns Hopkins UP 2012); “World’s Fairs Italian-Style: The Great Expositions in Turin and Their Narratives” (Toronto UP, 2006); and “Plotting the Past: Metamorphoses of Historical Narrative in Modern Italian Fiction” (Purdue UP, 1996).
A 501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation