The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, June 21, 2018

Guggenheim Museum Appoints Jeffrey Weiss as Curator, Panza Collection
Installation view of RUSSIA!, 2005. Photo: David M. Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

NEW YORK, NY.- Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Weiss to the newly established position of Curator, Panza Collection. The creation of the position is part of the Panza Collection Conservation Initiative (PCCI), which was announced last month along with a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of $1.23 million to support the first phase of this project. This phase will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, and Conceptual artworks, from the 1960s through the 1970s, in the Guggenheim’s Panza Collection.

“We are enormously pleased that Jeffrey Weiss will join the Guggenheim as the first Panza Curator,” said Mr. Armstrong. “Jeffrey’s experience and stature as a curator and scholar, and his expertise in Minimalist and Post-Minimalist art makes this a particularly meaningful union. Jeffrey will help lead a team of curators, conservators, and scientists that will undertake an interdisciplinary study and dialogue as part of what is envisioned as a long-term plan of action to address all works in the Panza Collection.” Mr. Armstrong continued, “Many of the works in the collection, particularly those by Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Bruce Nauman, are ephemeral, thus posing unique challenges to curators and conservators who strive to accurately exhibit and sustain the work for generations to come.”

The PCCI was conceived by Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Deputy Director and Chief Curator Nancy Spector and Deputy Director and Chief Conservator Carol Stringari, who will remain integral to and head the project. “The Panza Collection provides a critical opportunity to explore the shifting views on preserving works that have multiple historical iterations or that can be refabricated; this inevitably raises trenchant museological issues involving institutional responsibility, collection management policies, market pressures, and artists’ rights,” they said.

“The Panza Collection Conservation Initiative is a remarkable opportunity to push our collective conversation about Minimalist and Post-Minimalist art in new directions,” said Mr. Weiss. “Everything about it falls at the center of my own recent interests as a curator and scholar. I am thrilled to be collaborating on this project with my colleagues at the museum.”

As part of the Panza Collection Conservation Initiative, Mr. Armstrong announced the appointment of Ted Mann as Associate Curator, Panza Collection, and also announced the newly created position of Panza Conservator, which will be filled in the near future.

During the first phase of the project, case studies will be constructed around the work of four artists in the Guggenheim’s Panza Collection: Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman, and Lawrence Weiner. This process will entail exhaustive research on the history and fabrication of the works, as well as extensive interviews with artists (or their estates) and former studio assistants, along with curators and conservators with related expertise. The goal is to assemble comprehensive information regarding the artists’ practices, with particular attention paid to the production and installation of works. Specific artworks from the Panza Collection will then be assembled and studied with help from a special Advisory Committee, promoting an exchange that will contribute toward the establishment of standards that will influence interpretation and long-term preservation.

Before joining the Guggenheim Museum, Mr. Weiss was an independent curator and critic based in New York. Between 2000 and 2007, he was Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. From 2007 to 2008, he served as Director of the Dia Art Foundation, New York, but left to return to academic and curatorial work. Since that time he has been teaching at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University’s graduate school of art history, where he will retain his position as Adjunct Professor of Fine Art. Mr. Weiss has organized exhibitions on Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, and Mark Rothko, and has contributed to and edited catalogues for those projects. At the National Gallery, Mr. Weiss also built significant museum holdings of 1960s and 1970s artwork. He was also the editor of Dan Flavin: New Light, a 2006 anthology of essays from Yale University Press. Widely published in various periodicals on modern and postwar art, Mr. Weiss’s writings are also regularly featured in Artforum. He is currently at work on a complete catalogue of the early object sculptures of Robert Morris and on Material Uncanny, a book concerning various topics in Minimalist and Post-Minimalist art. Mr. Weiss holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts.

From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Mann held various positions at the Guggenheim Museum, most recently that of Assistant Curator for Collections, a position in which he was responsible for curating collection exhibitions and researching and writing about the permanent collection for exhibition catalogues,, and other museum publications. Exhibitions to which Mr. Mann contributed include: The Shapes of Space (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2007); Passages: Beuys, Darboven, Kiefer, Richter (Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2006–07); Marc Chagall: Selections from the Collection (Guggenheim Museum, 2005–06); and Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present (Guggenheim Museum, 2004). At the Guggenheim Museum, Mr. Mann also published essays for a variety of exhibition catalogues. Since 2008 he has been pursuing his Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts.

Mr. Weiss will begin work in August and Mr. Mann in early June.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum | Nancy Spector | Carol Stringari | Jeffrey Weiss | Panza Collection |

Today's News

May 22, 2010

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay Opens at the de Young Museum

Paris Heightens Museum Vigilance After Big Heist at Museum of Modern Art

Getty Museum Reopens North Pavilion Galleries with a Major Reinstallation

Enchanting British Watercolours & Paintings for Sale at Christie's

Guggenheim Museum Publications Receive Excellence Awards

Baroque Cabinets and Exceptional Sculpture Highlight Christie's Sale

Drawings 1963-1977 by Donald Judd at Maloney Fine Art

An Earl and Countess for the National Gallery of Victoria

Imperial War Museum Launches Innovative Explore History Centre

Artists Establish a Dialogue with Modernist Architects or Designers in Exhibition

Portland Museum of Art's Winslow Homer Illustrations to Debut Online

British Artist Claerwen James Debuts Her Work in NYC at Flowers

Morgan Exhibition Explores the Romantic Movement's Influence on Landscapes

Phillips de Pury & Company's London Photographs Sale Totals 901,375 Pounds

Iconic Work by Richard Avedon and Vintage Edward Weston, Lead Fine Photographs Sale at Bonhams

Struggling Statue Maker Feels Economic Heat

Mexican Codices will be Digitalized for their Study

Site-Specific Installation by Situ Studio to Inaugurate Newly Renovated 10,000-Square-Foot Gallery

Guggenheim Museum Appoints Jeffrey Weiss as Curator, Panza Collection

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Related Stories

Guggenheim Museum Announces Winners For Rob Pruitt's 2010 Art Awards

Alexandra Munroe Named First Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim

German Artist Hans-Peter Feldmann Named Winner of Eighth Biennial Hugo Boss Prize

Guggenheim Presents New Site-Specific Installation Made for the Museum by Ryan Gander

Exhibition Examines Return to Classicism in European Art Between World Wars

Guggenheim - Hugo Boss Prize Nominees Garner Accolades

Guggenheim Announces "Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936

Guggenheim Announces "Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936"

Guggenheim to Present New Site-Specific Installation by Ryan Gander

Guggenheim Museum Publications Receive Excellence Awards

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful