Dan Danzig (MA 2000)

Arts Administration and Policy
Dan Danzig


Dan Danzig is principal of Daniel Danzig & Associates in Pasadena, CA, a museum consulting firm, and a member of the Museum Group, a consortium of independent museum consultants. Daniel Danzig & Associates specializes in strategic planning, capital campaign counsel, and exhibit and program development. For more than thirty years, Danzig has worked in or with a range of arts and cultural organizations, including large public institutions, small associations, and private galleries in the visual and performing arts, history, and natural sciences. Danzig has experience in all aspects of arts and cultural management, including strategic and master planning, fundraising, project management and budgeting, curating and writing, exhibit and program development and production, and visitor services, and is able to offer clients a breadth of understanding of the field in terms of both practical application and theoretical study.

Danzig's current projects include campaign counsel to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, interpretive planning  and  exhibit development for the Mobility Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and the Ventanilla Cooperative Ecomuseum in Oaxaca, Mexico. Recent projects include operational planning for the Museum of Redlands, the Petra Visitor Center, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center; strategic planning for the University Museums at Colgate University and the Children's Museum Jordan; campaign counsel for the Carnegie Observatories; traveling exhibit project management for the Canadian Museum of Nature; and exhibit development for Warner Bros. Studios and the Centennial Museum; Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, University of Texas at El Paso.

Danzig studied fine art at the School of Visual Arts and began his career as a gallerist and corporate art consultant as the founding co-director of Rabbet Gallery in New Jersey. After completing his M.A. in Arts Administration at SAIC, Dan transitioned from the private to the nonprofit sector first as Manager of Special Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and then as Executive Director of the Millard Sheets Arts Center before starting Daniel Danzig & Associates in 2009.

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