Dr. Danielle O’Steen is an art historian and curator focusing on 20th-century and contemporary art, with interests in American sculpture, printmaking, and the history of materials and studio practice. She received a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in art history from George Washington University, and a B.A. in art history and philosophy from Colby College.
She has held fellowship positions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and was previously the inaugural curator at The Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC. At the Kreeger, she organized several exhibitions including “Lou Stovall: On Inventions and Color” (2022), a survey of works by master printmaker Lou Stovall that explored his prints and collaborations with artists such as David Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Gwendolyn Knight, and Jacob Lawrence. She has contributed to publications such as Art Papers, Art in Print, Sculpture, and The Washington Post.