President and CEO, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Marina Kellen French Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2019
Daniel 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 the fourteenth president of Haverford College, the sixteenth president of Lafayette College, and 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 History of Art Department. Weiss has written or edited five books and numerous articles on the art of the Middle Ages, higher education, and other topics. His work has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies at Harvard University, and Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 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.
Weiss holds an MA and PhD from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and a BA from The George Washington University.