The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.
Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across both time and cultures.
Daniel H. Weiss, The Met’s president and chief executive officer, is responsible for the overall leadership of the museum, including establishing its key institutional, capital and infrastructure priorities. He was appointed to the position in June 2017 after serving for two years as the museum’s president.
A scholar of art history and seasoned leader of complex institutions, Weiss was previously the president and professor of art history at Haverford College, and from 2005 to 2013 at Lafayette College. He holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in Western medieval and Byzantine art and an MBA from Yale. Weiss earned his BA at George Washington University and an MA 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, he spent four years as a management consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York.