Don’s work is focused on the arts. In addition to his role in the MacArthur Fellows Program, he co-manages the Foundation’s art collection and serves as an internal advisor to the Chicago Commitment.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Don worked for the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he was 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. He has also worked as a Senior Researcher at the Dedalus Foundation, conducting provenance research for the Robert Motherwell Catalogue Raisonné, and held internships at the Museum of Modern Art and the Kimbell Art Museum.
Don holds Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees in History of Art from Yale, a Master of Arts degree from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Northwestern University.