Julián Zugazagoitia came to Kansas City in 2010, to take a job as CEO and director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The new guy from Mexico by way of New York and Paris made a fast impression as a lanky intellectual with a worldly resume and a lot of energy.
The Midwest made an equally large impression on him.
"Coming to the Midwest definitely was as foreign a country as I have ever been," he jokes.
Kansas City initially felt like a tiny village.