Stanford Taps Connie Wolf to Head Its Cantor Arts Center

Connie Wolf is on her way to Stanford, where she earned her B.A. in East Asian studies.

Connie Wolf, the director and CEO of San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum, is headed to Stanford University’s Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The university announced Ms. Wolf’s hire today, saying that she will begin in the role at the beginning of 2012, replacing Thomas Seligman, who has run the center since 1991.

The news comes just a month after Stanford announced that it planned to construct a new building to house a large gift of post-war American art donated by collectors Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson.

As art blogger Tyler Green pointed out after that announcement, the university has yet to articulate specifically how the new Anderson Gallery will relate to the Cantor Center, which also has a permanent art collection.

Before moving to CJM, Ms. Wolf served as associate director for public programs and curator of education at the Whitney and worked at the Rockefeller Foundation as a research associate focused on school reform. She is a Stanford alumna.

Stanford Taps Connie Wolf to Head Its Cantor Arts Center