Press release: Amy Torbert joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant curator of American art

By | May 25, 2018

Amy Torbert

ST. LOUIS, May 25, 2018Amy Torbert recently joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant curator of American art.

“Amy brings a great deal of scholarship, enthusiasm, and networking within the broader American art community,” said Melissa Wolfe, curator of American art. “She has already made significant discoveries about objects from the 18th and 19th centuries, and I suspect we will soon be hearing about future exhibitions that will grow out of her research.”

Torbert has held curatorial fellowships in American art at the Harvard Art Museums, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Research for Torbert’s dissertation, which studied depictions of the American Revolution, was supported by fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Huntington Library, John Carter Brown Library, Lewis Walpole Library, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Terra Foundation for American Art and Winterthur Museum Garden and Library.

A St. Louis native, Torbert received a doctorate in art history from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in the history of art from Williams College and a bachelor’s degree in art history from Hollins University. She started at the Saint Louis Art Museum in early 2018.

CONTACT: Matthew Hathaway, 314.655.5493, matthew.hathaway@slam.org