Don is a Program Officer in the Fellows Program specializing in the arts.
Immediately prior to his joining the Foundation in 2013, he worked for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, where he served as the Project Researcher for the Collection Documentation Initiative for painting and sculpture. From 2011 to 2012 he was the Rose Herrick Jackson Graduate Curatorial Intern at the Yale University Art Gallery, where he helped prepare for a major forthcoming travelling exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861-2008, which is scheduled to open in 2015 at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. Before matriculating at Yale in 2005, Don was a Senior Researcher at the Dedalus Foundation in New York, where he worked on the Robert Motherwell Catalogue Raisonné (Yale University Press, 2012). He has also worked as a Gallery Assistant at Cheim & Read, a major commercial contemporary art gallery in New York, and has held summer internships at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas).
Don holds MA and MPhil degrees in History of Art from Yale, an MA degree from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a BA in Art History from Northwestern University. He is also a PhD candidate in the History of Art at Yale University, where his research focuses on the concept of refinement in art and steel in Pittsburgh at the turn of the 20th century.
Don Meyer works on the following MacArthur programs and projects: