Daniel H. Weiss has been unanimously appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) by the museum’s board of trustees. Weiss, who was appointed president of The Met in March 2015, and has been acting as President and interim CEO since February 2017, is now responsible for the overall leadership of the New York institution, and will work with a new director to establish the museum’s infrastructure priorities and institutional capital.

Daniel Brodsky, chairman of the board of trustees, said "the board couldn't be more confident in Dan's ability to take the museum to even higher levels of excellence," in a press release by The Met. Weiss has extensive qualifications with his reputation as a distinguished scholar, with a doctorate in art history, and college president.

The decision to appoint Weiss to president and CEO comes after the resignation of former director Thomas P. Campbell in February, with circumstances implying Campbell was forced out. Weiss commented in The Met's press release that he is "equally humbled and excited to continue working closely with the board and the museum's unparalleled staff." The Met will immediately begin searching for a new director to work alongside Weiss.