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Jeffrey Weiss

Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955–1965
January 28 – April 29, 2007

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Curator Biography

Jeffrey Weiss
(former) Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Jeffrey Weiss is Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Weiss holds a Ph.D from the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. Between 1986 and 1989, he was a doctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington. His book, The Popular Culture of Modern Art, was published by Yale University Press in 1994. Weiss is also the editor and author of exhibition catalogues on Mark Rothko and Pablo Picasso. He has published articles and reviews on modern and post-war art in various periodicals and journals, including Burlington Magazine, Artforum and La Revue de l’Art. Recent essays have appeared in anthologies from Princeton University Press and the Getty Research Institute. Weiss has served on various public art committees, including the General Services Administration in Washington. He currently holds the first Kirk Varnedoe Professorship at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. In preparation is the exhibition, Matisse: Painting and Drawing, 1935-1948.

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