Daniel H. Weiss joined The Wallace Foundation’s board of directors in 2018.
Weiss became the fifth president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in July 2015 and was appointed president and chief executive officer in June 2017. With approximately two million objects in its collection representing more than 5,000 years of artistic achievement from around the world, seven million visitors annually, and an operating budget of $320 million, The Met is one of the largest and most diverse art museums in the world.
A scholar of art history and a seasoned leader of complex institutions, Weiss was previously president of, as well as professor of art history at, both Haverford College and Lafayette College. He holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in western medieval and Byzantine art and an M.B.A. from Yale. Weiss earned his B.A. at George Washington University and an M.A. in art history from Johns Hopkins, where he joined the art history faculty and in six years rose to full professor and then chair of the department. Three years later, he was made dean of John Hopkins’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
The author and editor of five books and numerous articles, Weiss has published and lectured widely on a variety of topics, including medieval and Byzantine art, the Crusades, higher education, and American culture.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Weiss is also vice chair of the board of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale School of Management, and a trustee of the Library of America, the American Federation of Arts and the Posse Foundation.