Dan Mills’ primary focus is contemporary art. He is also known for partnering with scholars and artists on projects that investigate a wide range of topics, including art from other periods and cultures. His broad intellectual and aesthetic interests have shaped adventuresome international curatorial programs at several academic museums for over 25 years. Exhibitions he has curated or co-curated have travelled to fifty institutions including Brown University, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Williams College. They often included publications he has contributed to. Mills has been a frequent guest lecturer/panelist at institutions including the Chelsea Art Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and guest critic for the Herron School of Art, Stanford University, and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Mills has invited numerous noted guest curators to present compelling projects as part of the exhibition program, and has worked with artists ranging from emerging to some of the most influential of our time.

Selected curatorial projects are below. See Curatorial Overview or Curatorial Resume for more.