Dean S. Sobel

Dean S. Sobel

Associate Professor of the Practice of Art History and Museum Studies

Art History

  • Faculty

What I do

I teach museum studies and also courses in modern and contemporary art. I lead the museum studies program in the School of Art and Art History and the internship program for museum studies students.


Modern and Contemporary Art, Museums and Museum Studies

Professional Biography

Prior to DU I was the founding director of the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver (2005-2020). I was also director/chief curator at the Aspen Art Museum (2000-2005). I began my museum career at the Milwaukee Art Museum (1987-2000), working primarily in the area of modern and contemporary art, eventually obtaining the rank of chief curator.


  • MA, Art History, Modern Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1986