Daniel Weiss (art historian)

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Daniel H. Weiss
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President and CEO
CEO of Metropolitan Museum of Art
In office
February 28, 2017[1] – Present
Preceded by Thomas P. Campbell
President of Metropolitan Museum of Art
In office
March 10, 2015[2] – Present
Preceded by Emily Kernan Rafferty
President of Haverford College
In office
Preceded by Joanne V. Creighton
Succeeded by Kimberly W. Benston
16th President of
Lafayette College
In office
Preceded by Arthur J. Rothkopf
Succeeded by Alison Byerly
Personal details
Alma mater The George Washington University (B.A).
Yale University (M.B.A)
Johns Hopkins University (M.A., Ph.D)
Profession Professor

Daniel Weiss is the current president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, since February 28, 2017.[1] He had previously served as the president and chief operating officer, starting in March 2015. Weiss previously served as the President of Haverford College from 2013 to 2015, as well as president of Haverford's Museum during that time. He has also previously been president of Lafayette College from 2005 to 2013.

President of the Metropolitan Museum

Weiss is the president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since 2015.

On October 12, 2017 Weiss voiced, on behalf of the museum, opposition to the Trump administration decision to pull out of UNESCO stating:

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO undermines the historic role of the United States as a leader in this effort and weakens our position as a strong advocate for cultural preservation. Although UNESCO may be an imperfect organization, it has been an important leader and steadfast partner in this crucial work.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Metropolitan Museum's Director Resigns Under Pressure". 28 February 2017 – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ http://www.metmuseum.org/press/news/2015/daniel-weiss
  3. ^ "Metropolitan Museum of Art Issues Statement Against U.S. Decision to Pull Out of UNESCO", BY Alex Greenberger, 10/12/17. Artnews journal. [1].

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Arthur J. Rothkopf
President of Lafayette College
Succeeded by
Alison Byerly
Preceded by
Joanne V. Creighton
President of Haverford College
Succeeded by
Kimberly W. Benston
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Emily Kernan Rafferty
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President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Succeeded by