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Alice Pratt Brown Director Emeritus, Whitney Museum of American Art

Presidential Fellow - Class of Spring 2024

Adam D. Weinberg was the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art from 2003-23. He holds a BA from Brandeis University and an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop, SUNY-Buffalo. Weinberg previously served as director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, and as Senior Curator and Curator of the Whitney’s Permanent Collection, as artistic and program director of the American Center in Paris, and as director of education and assistant curator at the Walker Art Center. He has curated exhibitions of artists ranging from Edward Hopper, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Isamu Noguchi to Alex Katz, Robert Mangold, Sol Lewitt, and Frank Stella, as well as thematic exhibition series such as “Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art.” Weinberg has organized public projects with artists including Christian Boltanski, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Lorna Simpson, and Jessica Stockholder, among others.


Weinberg is a board member of the American Academy in Rome, Terra Foundation for American Art, Storm King Art Center, and the Star of Hope (Robert Indiana) Foundation and has served prior on the boards of the American Federation of the Arts and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Archives of American Art, the Scientific Committees of the Sebançi Museum (Istanbul) and the Art Mill Museum (Doha) and a member of the director selection commission of the MADRE Museum (Naples). He served as the Chair of the Visiting Committee for the Harvard University Art Museums, a member of the Art Committee of Madison Square Park Conservancy, and as a member of the Committee of Selection of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.


Weinberg has received honorary degrees from Colby College, Hamilton College, and the Pratt Institute. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is the recipient of the Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects, Rudin Award for Exemplary Service to New York City from New York University, and the Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2015, Weinberg was awarded the Insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

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