Adam D. Weinberg became the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum in October 2003. During his tenure, the Whitney has presented major exhibitions on a range of artists, including William Eggleston, Yayoi Kusama, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Gordon Matta-Clark, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ed Ruscha, and Jeff Koons; offered award-winning educational programs; and experienced dramatic growth in the permanent collection; and, in 2015, opened its new 220,000-square-foot building in the Meatpacking District.
From 1999 to 2003, Weinberg was the Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy. Prior to that, he was Senior Curator and Curator of the Permanent Collection at the Whitney. In 1991, Weinberg became the Artistic and Program Director of the American Center in Paris. He first joined the Whitney in 1989 as Director of the Whitney at Equitable Center. Beginning in 1981, Weinberg served as Director of Education and Assistant Curator at the Walker Art Center.
Weinberg has curated exhibitions on artists from Edward Hopper, Richard Pousette-Dart and Isamu Noguchi to Alex Katz, Robert Mangold, Sol Lewitt, and Terry Winters. He has also organized numerous thematic exhibitions, including; The Architectural Unconscious: James Casebere and Glen Seater; Vanishing Presence (Walker Art Center, 1989); and On the Line: The New Color Photojournalism. For the Whitney, he curated the groundbreaking series Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art (1995), with the Stedelijk Museum, the Museum für Moderne Kunst, and the Tate Gallery. He has also curated major public projects with such artists as Christian Boltanski, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Mark Dion, Jessica Stockholder, and Andrea Zittel. He is the author of numerous catalogues and essays on contemporary and modern art, and has been a grant panelist for numerous federal, state, city, and private foundations.
Weinberg serves as a board member of diverse organizations, including the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Storm King Art Center; and the Colby College Museum of Art. He holds a BA from Brandeis University and a master’s degree from the Visual Studies Workshop, the State University of New York at Buffalo.