By Andrew Goldstein. From artnet.com. Posted on 5/9/18.
Befitting the office of the CEO of the Met, the room is decorated by a personalized assortment of treasures from the collection. Alfred Sisley’s delicately hued Rue Eugène Moussoir at Moret: Winter (1891) and Andreas Achenbach’s dramatically Romantic Sunset After a Storm on the Coast of Sicily (1853) are joined on the walls by a violin borrowed from the musical instruments department—a reminder of the “feeble attempt” Weiss once made to play one—as well as the original typewritten copy of a famous Vietnam War poem by Major Michael Davis O’Donnell, a helicopter pilot who was shot down and went missing in action for 29 years. Weiss is currently writing a book about the poem.