Dan Jacobs is the first full-time director of the Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver, where he is also the founding Curator of the University Art Collections. Before coming to DU, Jacobs was a consulting scholar and co-curator for several exhibition and research projects at the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego. In a senior position at the Getty Conservation Institute in the 1980s, he represented his division in the planning of the Richard Meier-designed Getty campus in Los Angeles. As Assistant Director at the Denver Art Museum from 1990 to 1998, he managed both the exhibition program and over $12 million in construction and interpretive projects. He’s also consulted on major museum renovation and expansion projects in Toronto, Seattle and San Francisco. He received his BA from Harvard College in Art History, followed by an M.B.A. from UCLA. In 2004 he received the M.A. in Art History from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Jacobs’ interests now focus on the unique value of teaching directly from art collections, both for future museum professionals and other students.
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