M. Melissa Wolfe has been tapped by the St. Louis Art Museum to be its new curator of American art. Wolfe comes to the 110-year-old institution from the Columbus Museum of Art, where she has served as curator of American art for the past 14 years, organizing shows like “George Bellows and the American Experience” in 2013 and a George Tooker retrospective in 2008.
Wolfe takes the place of Andrew Walker, who was hired in late 2010 to become director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.
“Melissa Wolfe is an impressive and prolific curator, having organized dozens of groundbreaking exhibitions, symposia, and publications over her career that speak to her creativity and intellectual rigor,” Jason T. Busch, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s deputy director for curatorial affairs and museum programs, said in a statement released to press. “Her vision will guide the comprehensive evaluation and reinstallation of the Museum’s American art galleries over the next two years.”
In other St. Louis Art Museum news, there’s a Nick Cave show up there now, which will be on view through March 8 of next year.