Max Weintraub is president and chief executive officer of the Allentown Art Museum. Prior to joining the museum, Max was senior curator of the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado, where he curated the first U.S.-museum show of British artist Rose Wylie’s work and a major survey of Chicago-based artist Barbara Kasten. Max has also served as director of the art galleries at Indiana University’s Herron School of Art + Design, where he curated more than 30 exhibitions, including solo shows of artists Tom Sachs, Ragnar Kjartansson, Mary Reid Kelley, Gillian Wearing, Christian Marclay and Shirin Neshat.
From 2008 to 2016, Max taught modern and contemporary art history at Hunter College in New York and has also worked in the curatorial and educational departments of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Modern Art. Max’s essays on Bruce Nauman, Robert Barry, William Anastasi, William Kentridge, Giambattista Tiepolo and others have appeared in books, academic journals, scholarly volumes and exhibition catalogs.
Max holds a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art from Bryn Mawr College.