Tag Archives: Melissa Wolfe

Press release: As part of Black History Month, SLAM will show ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child’, ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’, and ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will mark Black History Month with a variety of programming next month, including three film screenings and free gallery talks and collection tours highlighting African art and works by African-American artists. On the first three Sundays in February, the museum will screen a different film at… Read More »

Press release: Saint Louis Art Museum to unveil reinstalled American art galleries

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum reopens its American art galleries this fall after the re-installation of more than 150 works of art, one-fifth of which have not been on view in more than a decade. Although some galleries have re-opened on a rolling schedule, visitors will have the opportunity to see… Read More »

Press release: Self-Taught Genius charts the history of American folk art through more than 100 masterworks

ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2016—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, an exhibition charting the development of folk art in America while pondering the motivations for artists who were at times considered to work outside of canonical art history. The ticketed exhibition will be on view… Read More »

Staff bio: Melissa Wolfe, curator of American art

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… Read More »