Kim Kanatani

Deputy Director and Gail Engelberg Director of Education

Kim Kanatani is the first Deputy Director and Gail Engelberg Director of Education at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Kanatani is responsible for working with the education programs at the Guggenheim Museums worldwide to coordinate and work in synergistic exchange with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. She also directs the Sackler Center for Arts Education of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, an 8,200-square-foot facility that serves as a dynamic educational hub and learning laboratory for exploring and presenting a comprehensive range of program offerings in modern and contemporary art. Exploration and experimentation with new technologies are the center’s hallmark, enabling the museum to broaden and enrich its educational programs for adults, youth, and families. Artists as well as cultural and academic institutions are actively involved as valued collaborative partners.

Active in the museum education field since 1981, she holds an MA in Art Education and has published curriculum, resource materials, and articles on contemporary art and museum education. She has also coproduced several multimedia productions, educational installations, and other public offerings in collaboration with artists including Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Daniel Buren, Cai Guo-Qiang, Anna Gaskell, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, and James Rosenquist. Honored with several professional awards, she was named the National Art Museum Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association in 1999, and she was a museum scholar in residence at The Getty Research Institute in 2010. Prior to joining the Guggenheim in 2001, Kanatani was the Director of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which she joined in 1985.

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