Staff bio: Melissa Wolfe, curator of American art

By | January 1, 2015

Melissa Wolfe

Melissa Wolfe joined the Art Museum in 2015 as curator and head of the Department of American Art. She previously was curator of American art at the Columbus Museum of Art, where she has worked for 14 years on a succession of important exhibitions, catalogues and collection development. Her projects George Bellows and the American Experience (2013), George Tooker: A Retrospective (2008) and In Monet’s Garden: The Lure of Giverny (2007) were awarded significant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation and Terra Foundation for American Art. Wolfe received undergraduate degrees from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and a master’s degree and doctorate in the history of art at The Ohio State University, where she also served as adjunct professor.

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