Tag Archives: Melissa Wolfe

New on View: John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Charlotte Cram

In Portrait of Charlotte Cram, artist John Singer Sargent captured a true moment of childhood: a 7-year-old just trying to sit still. Melissa Wolfe, curator for American art, explains why the new acquisition is so important for the Museum’s collection.       Image Caption: John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925; “Portrait of Charlotte Cram”, 1900; oil… Read More »

New in 2015: Sunday Morning Breakfast by Horace Pippin

For the past 10 days we’ve been highlighting amazing works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2015. You can read each installment here. Happy New Year! Perhaps the most significant 2015 addition to the Art Museum’s collection was announced just weeks ago — Horace Pippin’s Sunday Morning Breakfast. The 1943 painting… Read More »

Museum acquires Sunday Morning Breakfast by Horace Pippin

In 2015, the Saint Louis Art Museum acquired Sunday Morning Breakfast, a 1943 painting by the esteemed African-American artist Horace Pippin. Sunday Morning Breakfast was offered by the Alexandre Gallery in New York. The price was $1.5 million. Depicting a scene drawn from the artist’s childhood memories, the painting is one of the finest examples… Read More »

Missouri children spearheaded 1970s campaign to save George Caleb Bingham drawings

Nearly 40 years ago, the schoolchildren of Missouri raised funds to save the priceless drawings of George Caleb Bingham. As a result, their efforts can be seen in the exhibition, Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, on view at the Saint Louis Art Museum through May 17. The largest comprehensive display of… Read More »

Museum announces new curator for American art

M. Melissa Wolfe will join the Saint Louis Art Museum as curator and head of the Department of American Art. She assumes her duties in January. “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,” said… Read More »