Jeffrey Weiss is curator and head of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Weiss held various curatorial positions in the Gallery’s department of twentieth-century art since 1991 and became curator of twentieth-century art in 1999. He is the author of the book The Popular Culture of Modern Art: Picasso, Duchamp, and Avant-Gardism (1994) and editor of the exhibition catalogue, Mark Rothko (1998). He has lectured and written articles on Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Marcel Duchamp, and on various topics related to French modernism and the New York School.
Weiss received his Ph.D. in 1991 and his M.A. in 1983 from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York, and graduated with a B.A. in 1980 from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was a Paul Mellon fellow at the Gallery’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts from 1987 to 1990.