Max Hollein consolidates roles as Met Museum's Chief
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Max Hollein consolidates roles as Met Museum's Chief
Max Hollein, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, Sept. 4, 2019. The museum’s board has announced that following the departure of Daniel Weiss in June 2023, Hollein will add the title of chief executive, giving him full control of one of the world’s largest museums. Lelanie Foster/The New York Times.

by Robin Pogrebin

NEW YORK, NY.- Max Hollein, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will add the title of CEO, the museum’s board announced Wednesday, giving him full control of one of the world’s largest museums.

Hollein will take on that new role upon the departure of Daniel H. Weiss, the Met’s president and CEO, who last month announced that he would step down in June 2023. (Weiss has been president of the Met since 2015 and president and CEO since 2017.)

“Max has done a great job during his tenure” as director, Candace K. Beinecke, one of the museum’s two board chairs, said in a telephone interview. “He has inspired enormous confidence as a future leader.”

The move returns the museum to its single chief management structure, one from which it has departed over the years. The Met’s current two-pronged leadership structure, which is unusual for art museums, was put in place in 2017, after Thomas P. Campbell resigned under pressure as director and CEO.

Having led other institutions before — most recently the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco — Hollein said he felt prepared to expand his purview. “It’s a great honor, but also something that comes with a great responsibility,” Hollein said.

Asked how his leadership might differ from that of Weiss, Hollein said that while they have “different personalities,” he saw this “as a step of continuation.”

As for Weiss, the former president of Haverford College and an art historian, he has made clear that, at 65 and after steering the museum through a period of instability, he was ready for a new chapter.

“I would rather go out on top,” he said. “Better to go out when things are going well from a position of strength.”

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

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