This morning the Guggenheim announced that it had promoted Jeffrey Weiss — an art historian and, since 2010, the curator of the Gugg’s Panza Collection of Minimalist and Conceptual art — to the position of senior curator. He will begin his new job on June 1st, while continuing to curate the Panza Collection. He’s currently working with On Kawara on a major retrospective of the artist’s work to take place at the Guggenheim in 2015.
“During the past two years, Jeffrey Weiss has made invaluable scholarly contributions to the Guggenheim,” museum director Richard Armstrong said in a statement accompanying this morning’s announcement, “collaborating with a team of curators and conservators in an interdisciplinary examination of key works from the 1960s and 1970s in the Guggenheim’s Panza Collection.”
“Given his impeccable record of artistic integrity, scholarship, and connoisseurship, Jeffrey will bring important new perspectives to our curatorial program,” Deputy Director and Chief Curator Nancy Spector said in the statement.
Prior to working at the Guggenheim Weiss was the curator and head of Modern and Contemporary Art at Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art between 2000 and 2007, and was the director of the Dia Art Foundation from 2007 to 2008, before leaving to pursue academic projects.
— Benjamin Sutton
(Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; via NYU)