Daniel P. Gottlieb
Director of Planning, Design, and Museum Park, North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA)
Dan Gottlieb oversees strategic planning, design, and development of the North Carolina Museum of Art and its 164-acre campus transformation, turning a former prison site into a cultural destination utilizing strategies to integrate formal and informal experiences with art and sustainable environmental practices. He directs architecture, landscape, and sculpture programs. Mr. Gottlieb has completed over $200 million in development projects, including a 120,000-square-foot day-lit gallery building; dozens of artists’ commissions; three miles of trails in the Museum Park; environmental restorations; and PICTURE THIS, an artist/architect-designed outdoor theater. In his 27 years of being associated with NCMA, public participation has nearly doubled. Mr. Gottlieb holds degrees in fine art, design, and art administration, and he is a practicing artist in mixed media. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from North Carolina State University’s College of Design, and he serves on the board of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and on the Dorothea Dix Master Plan Advisory Committee. Mr. Gottlieb is a frequent critic at North Carolina State University’s College of Design, and he is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from North Carolina Central University and of various national and regional design and sustainability awards, including those from the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects. His publications include contributions to Landscapes for Art; Redrawing the Boundaries: Toward a New Museum Campus; Sustainable Museums: Strategies for the 21st Century; and The User Perspective on Twenty-First Century Museums.