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Daniel Marcus is an art historian and curator who currently holds the dual titles of Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts and Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University. He has previously taught at Oberlin College, Art Center College of Design (Pasadena) and California College of the Arts and has held curatorial positions at the Swiss Institute, New York and the Columbus Museum of Art, where he co-curated with Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann, and Drew Sawyer the acclaimed exhibition Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989. He received his PhD in the History of Art from the University of California Berkeley in 2017.

Marcus’s research and curatorial projects explore the relationship between art and politics from the 1890s to the present day. Among his recent publications are essays on Keith Haring and the visual culture of safe(r) sex activism; trans aesthetics and queer politics in the art of Leidy Churchman; gender trouble in Picasso’s early years; and catalogue essays on the work of artists Nicole Eisenman, Amy Sillman, and Katharina Grosse. A specialist in early twentieth-century modernism, he has contributed 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). He is a frequent contributor to Artforum and a founding editor of the online peer-reviewed journal Selva: A Journal of the History of Art.

To contact Marcus, please write to: dmarcus@wexarts.org