Adam D. Weinberg

Adam D. Weinberg

Marian and Andrew Heiskell Visiting Critic
September 23–December 9, 2019
Profession
Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art
Biography

 

Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art,” is taking “the longest break I have had from work since college.” At the Academy he will spend time on two essays: “one on the work of artist Mel Kendrick for his retrospective exhibition at the Addison Gallery, another on David Hammons’s outdoor, site-specific sculpture on the Hudson River, Day’s End, for the Whitney. Adam says that “viewing ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque works—and even some modern sculpture and architecture—in Italy is helpful in rethinking and grappling with the notion of what ‘sculpture’ is and how it is being rethought by these artists.” A third, long-term project is a book on modern and contemporary artist chapels.

The photograph of Adam D. Weinberg is © 2019 Scott Rudd.