To Get Back on Track, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sharply Scales Back Its Ambitions

Metropolitan Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Arts

Amid a spate of negative press about numerous budget and management challenges facing the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel Weiss, the interim director who will succeed Thomas Campbell when he officially resigns at the end of June, is acting fast. The latest is a sweeping plan to get the institution’s unwieldy budget under control and move forward with some renovation projects—though notably not the most high-profile one.