About

Dena Phillips Collection copy 2

Dena Crosson teaches art history at a number of Washington DC-Baltimore based universities. She also serves as a gallery educator at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Dr. Crosson holds degrees from George Washington University, New York University (The Institute of Fine Arts) and University of Maryland. She specializes in European modernism, with a focus on the visual cultures and social histories of nineteenth and twentieth century European art. In addition to her scholarly interests, Dr. Crosson has published articles on art and culture in the Washington Post and Preservation Magazine. She is also the author of an essay for the New York Times Modern Love column.

Dena Crosson, Ph.D., is an experienced appraiser who has worked with more than 100 estates, from collections including just a few paintings to those with multi-million-dollar holdings. Dena’s credentials include:

  • Accredited Member, American Society of Appraisers (16 years)
  • 30 years of experience working with museums, galleries, estates, and collectors.
  • Appraisals performed for insurance, donation, equitable distribution and estate purposes.
  • Experience as an expert witness.

Clients tell us that Dena’s extensive knowledge and calm demeanor complement her skills as an appraiser, and make hard work seem easier. 

Contact her at (301) 802-3638 or dena@crossonfineart.com