Daniel Danzig & Associates specializes in strategic planning, capital campaign counsel and feasibility studies; organizational and operational assessment; policy and board development; interpretive planning and exhibit production; and project management to museums and cultural nonprofits.
Principal Dan Danzig has thirty-five years of experience having 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. Dan 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.
Daniel Danzig & Associates’ recent projects include campaign counsel to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, strategic planning for the A.K. Smiley Public Library, interpretive planning and exhibit development for the Mobility Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and the Ventanilla Cooperative Ecomuseum in Oaxaca, Mexico. Other 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.
Dan studied fine art at the School of Visual Arts in New York and began his career as a gallerist and corporate art consultant as the founding co-director of Rabbet Gallery in New Jersey in 1984. After producing numerous exhibits and building several corporate and private collections, Dan transitioned from the private to the nonprofit sector returning to school and completing his M.A. in Arts Administration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was Manager of Special Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Executive Director of the Millard Sheets Arts Center before resuming his consulting practice and starting Daniel Danzig & Associates in 2009.
Daniel C. Danzig
Daniel Danzig & Associates
418 S. Carmelo Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107