Guest Juror: Danielle Burns Wilson

Curator & Art Director, Project Row Houses

Danielle Burns Wilson has two decades of experience as an art professional. 

Currently, she is the Curator and Art Director at Project Row Houses in Third Ward, Houston, Texas. She received her B.A. in history and political science from Prairie View A&M University and her M.A. in art history from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College. 

Wilson began in 2001 as Development Coordinator at the University Museum at Texas Southern University. She also worked at the Allen Shepard Gallery in NYC and the Saint Louis Art Museum, where she was the distinguished Saint Louis Art Museum's Romare Bearden Fellow 2008-2009. Other fellowships include the Mickey Leland International Enhancement Fellow, where she studied contemporary East African Art at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. From 2010- 2013 Wilson served as curator at the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC). In 2014, Wilson received the distinguished Pace Setters Award in from the Association of African American Museums. 

For over a decade, she served as Chief Curator at the Houston Public Library and Manager of the African American Library at the Gregory School. Wilson organized The Whole World Was Watching: Civil Rights Era Photographs from Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil with Michelle White of the Menil Collection during her tenure. In 2018, she opened, Chasing Perfection: The Work and Life of Architect John S. Chase. The show traveled to the University of Texas School of Architecture in 2019. In 2022, Wilson debut her inaugural Round at Project Row Houses, Round 53: The Curious Case of Critical Race…Theory?