Daniel H. Weiss


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.

Previously Weiss served as president of Haverford College and president of Lafayette College. Earlier he was the James B. Knapp Dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, where he also served as professor and chair of the art history department. Weiss has written or edited seven books and numerous articles on the art of the Middle Ages, museums, higher education, and other topics. A member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, Weiss is vice chair of the board of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, a member of the University Council at Yale and 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.

Weiss holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, and a B.A. from The George Washington University.​