Dan Keegan

Dan Keegan

Executive Director,
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee, WI

Grad Year: 1972
Major: Communication and the Arts
Hometown: Green Bay, WI

He’s at home with world’s great art

Dan Keegan is the director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Keegan started his new position in March 2008, leaving the San Jose Museum of Art. Previously, he was director of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Mo., and leading up to his museum career was a successful practicing artist and small-college faculty member.

Keegan hints at a major project and a new visitor experience, which he hopes will inspire fellow UW-Green Bay alumni and others to plan a trip to the Milwaukee lakefront. “I certainly see the Milwaukee Art Museum as the state’s museum,” he said. “It’s in the state’s largest city, is nicely located, easy to get to and is the state’s resource for world-class art and exhibitions and architecture. It is a destination experience.”

University memories: “UW-Green Bay has helped my career by setting a tone, laying a foundation encouraging me to explore and examine and take creative risks.”