Daniel Marcus

Danny Marcus

Daniel Marcus



232 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Modern and Contemporary Art


  • Ph.D., History of Art, University of California Berkeley, 2017
  • B.A., summa cum laude, History of Art, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2006

As a specialist in modern and contemporary art, I have a particular interest in modernism and its politics. I am currently the Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow at the Columbus Museum of Art and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Art History at the Ohio State University. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 under the supervision of Emeritus Professor T.J. Clark.

At the Columbus Museum of Art, I have curated several installations from the permanent collection, including “Between Bust and Boom: Artists in the Slack Years, 1990-2005,” and “Oppositions: Art and Power in the Vietnam Era.” Alongside Jonathan Weinberg, Drew Sawyer, and Tyler Cann, I co-curated the major touring exhibition, “Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989,” which opened in April 2019 at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York.

My recent publications include articles and catalogue essays on contemporary artists Leidy Churchman, Nicole Eisenman, Amy Sillman, and Katharina Grosse. I have also contributed catalogue essays to the exhibitions Nothing But the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I, (The Getty Research Institute, 2014) and Picasso Harlequin, 1917-1937 (Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, 2008). I am a frequent contributor to Artforum and a founding editor of the online peer-reviewed journal Selva: A Journal of the History of Art.