Megan Steinman

Megan Steinman


CCL Class of 2024


Denniston Hill


Executive Director

Institution at time of Fellowship

Denniston Hill


Jessica Morgan, Dia Art Foundation

Megan Steinman is an non-profit builder and curator, who currently serves as Executive Director of Denniston Hill, a residency founded by artists Julie Mehretu, Paul Pfeiffer, and Lawrence Chua. From 2015-2020, Megan served as the founding Director of The Underground Museum (The UM) in Los Angeles, guiding the museum’s storied transformation from artists Noah and Karon Davis' storefront vision to a world-renowned contemporary art center locally anchored by civic engagement. During its existence, The UM fostered deep, lasting relationships with its neighborhood and remains a model for how a museum can become an integral member of the communities it serves. Megan's curatorial projects occur in museums and public spheres around the world, including Spago Beverly Hills, Dolby Gallery, Museo Pecci Milano, Sonos Studio, Santa Monica Museum of Art, District Berlin, and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. In 2023, she launches a new exhibition at the Tom Bradley West terminal of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Megan holds a Master of Public Art Studies from the University of Southern California. She is a co-founder of the Los Angeles Visual Arts (LAVA) coalition, a group of 35 organizations working together to fortify their sector of the city’s art scene.

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Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2024 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is delighted to announce the incoming cohort of 2024 Fellows. Twelve outstanding curators have been selected by a group of leading museum professionals for their distinguished record of achievement and commitment to fostering more equitable and inclusive institutions. Since its founding in 2007, CCL ... Read More >