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Dan Elias

Daniel Elias...Owner, Elias Fine Art

Daniel Elias, former host of the #1 rated show on PBS, is also the owner of Elias Fine Art in the Allston section of Boston. The gallery represents the work of contemporary artists from both America and abroad.

When he’s not presiding over the discovery of hidden treasures in halls across the country, Dan tours interesting historical and cultural sites at each stop along the way, including the American Kennel Club Museum in St. Louis; Fort Sumter in Charleston; the State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas; the Black American West Museum in downtown Denver; Taliesin, the workshop laboratory and lifelong project of Frank Lloyd Wright just outside Madison, Wisconsin; and Old Route 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dan Elias

Before starting his company, Mr. Elias worked in various capacities at art institutions in Massachusetts, including gallery manager and curator at the Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston, consultant to the directors of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and to Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts in Cambridge and guest curator at the Bernard Toale Gallery in Boston. He also helped organize ArtistBook International/The New Editions Fair (New York City) in 1995 and 1997, an international contemporary artists books, print and multimedia fair for publishers and dealers.

Since 1996, Mr. Elias has been on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Previously he served on the Boards of the Massachusetts Extended Afternoon Program and the Magic Garden Children’s Center, both in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dan Elias holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University and a diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with concentrations in sculpture and printmaking. He is married to Karen Keane, who has been a regular appraiser on the PBS series hosted by Dan. Dan Elias is available for keynote speeches through the MasterMedia Speakers Bureau.

Suggested Lecture Topics:
Behind the Scenes at the #1 show on PBS
Contemporary Art vs. Antiques: The Value We Place on Artifacts

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