Denisse De Leon
Denisse De Leon received her Bachelors of Arts in Art History from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She went on to obtain her Masters of Arts in Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. A lover of the arts since her first trip to the Smithsonian at age 8, she has had the privilege of beginning her career in such treasured Washington, DC institutions as The National Portrait Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Supreme Court of the United States. It was during her time in the nation’s capital that she discovered a passion for sharing art with others and has since worked as an educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Richmond Museums, specializing in K-12 and college audiences. She served as the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library services, where she helped support the remarkable and important work Museums and Libraries do all across the nation. Life led her to Tampa Bay where she worked as the Education Coordinator for the Glazer Children’s Museum before beginning her tenure as the School and Community Education Manager at The Dalí Museum in 2016. She enjoys introducing new dynamic programming that will strengthen students interest in art and understanding of Dali’s world. In 2019 she joined the Museum’s Innovation Labs team as a facilitator. When not working in or visiting museums, Denisse enjoys spending time with her husband Sam and their two dogs Annie and Tina and her son Gabriel.