Daniel H. Weiss


Daniel H. Weiss joined The Wallace Foundation’s board of directors in 2018.

Weiss is president and chief executive officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he is responsible for the museum’s overall leadership, including establishing its key institutional, capital and infrastructure priorities. He was appointed to the position in June 2017, after serving two years as the Met’s president.

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. Earlier in his career, Weiss spent four years as a management consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Weiss is 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 Posse Foundation and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.