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Hugh M. Davies

Director of Expansion and Capital Campaign, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

For over 30 years, Hugh M. Davies has consistently elevated the artistic and intellectual standing of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, strengthening its reputation both nationally and internationally for its bold, dynamic and thoughtful exhibitions, programs and collections. Recognized internationally as a scholar in the field of contemporary and modern art, Davies also teaches at the University of California, San Diego. In November 2017, Davies announced he was relinquishing his director duties to incoming director and CEO Kathryn Kanjo in preparation for a 14-month wind down of a 33-year career. He’ll focus on fundraising and working with architect Annabelle Selldorf to realize a long-awaited expansion of the museum’s La Jolla facility. With hopes to break ground by the end of 2017, Davies will take a sabbatical year to write about Francis Bacon, the subject of his doctoral dissertation.

ALMA MATER: Princeton University

HOBBY: Golf

FUN FACT: Born in Grahamstown, South Africa.