Cathy Kimball – Executive Director and Chief Curator San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Cathy Kimball as been with the ICA since 2000 and has planned her retirement as the ICA turns 40, though she will continue to participate in various ways, specifically to assist with the Marcus Lyon project, “De.Coded: A Human Atlas of Silicon Valley” by the Packard Foundation, scheduled for 2022.

Join us in our conversation with Cathy about her decision to retire, the museum/gallery industry’s adjustment to COVID-19, and the process of being a curator. And a little insight into her singing, which she does not intend to pursue as a second career. (Spoiler Alert) Look for the ICA’s various virtual programs and plan to join the 40th celebration, “WTF” on June 20. Read interview with Cathy from  2013 in issue 5.3 “Act” Since this recording, ICA has announced Alison Gass as the incoming director and chief curator at the San José Institute of Contemporary Art to begin on July 1. Recorded May 7, 2020.