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Clare Weiss (1966–2010)

Clare Weiss, forty-three, curator of public art for the New York City Parks Department, died of breast cancer on January 11, reports Artnet. She oversaw approximately forty installations throughout the city’s five boroughs, including projects by Jenny Holzer and Kenny Scharf celebrating the program’s fortieth anniversary in 2007. Weiss organized regular exhibitions at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, including “Rare Specimen: The Natural History Museum Show” and “The Players.” Weiss also assisted on the 2005 exhibition “Basquiat” at the Brooklyn Museum and had consulted with galleries, including Bruno Marina Gallery, Parker’s Box, and ZieherSmith. A Rutgers grad, she worked as a journalist at ABC News, iVillage, and MiaVita before obtaining a master’s degree in art history from Christie’s Education.