Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
“My education at Scripps was about at state of mind as much as it was about outstanding classes, professors, and fellow students. Scripps provided a highly stimulating yet nurturing academic and social environment that encouraged self-confidence and a belief on the part of students that we were capable of anything to which we set our hearts and minds. It was this message that has had an impact on my career as an art museum curator.”
After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Diana earned her Master’s in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley. Her career includes positions as curator in the department of photography of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, curator of exhibitions at the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach. Diana was appointed as the curator of 20th century art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1992.