Dan Danzig is a consultant specializing in strategic planning, exhibit and program development, and project management to museums and nonprofits. He has thirty years of experience in 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. Dan has worked in all aspects of arts and cultural management, including strategic and master planning, project management and budgeting, fundraising, 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.
Dan’s current projects include campaign counsel to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, operational planning for the new Museum of Redlands, and interpretive planning and exhibit development for the Ventanilla Cooperative Ecomuseum in Oaxaca, Mexico where he is working on community development and environmental education through ecotourism. Recent projects include operational planning for 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, fundraising counsel for the Carnegie Observatories, and exhibit development for Warner Bros. Studios and the Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, University of Texas at El Paso.
Dan is a member of the Museum Group. He is the former Executive Director of the Millard Sheets Arts Center, Manager of Special Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and founding co-director of Rabbet Gallery.
Dan is a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museum’s accreditation and assessment programs, and a panel and field reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. He studied fine art at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and received his M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dan is also a writer whose interests include the history and organizational structure of cultural institutions and the representation of culture.
Daniel C. Danzig
Daniel Danzig & Associates
418 S. Carmelo Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107