Marianne Wardle

Marianne Wardle

Director, Curator, College of Wooster Art Museum

Office: Ebert 138
Phone: 330-263-2290
Email: mwardle@wooster.edu
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Biography

Marianne Eileen Wardle earned her PhD at Duke University, specializing in Greek and Roman art and architecture, medieval sculpture, gender studies, and post-modern architectural theory. She holds a Masters in Art History from Brigham Young University, and a BA in French and Art History from Utah State University. She has worked in art museums since 2006, filling roles in visitor services, special events, education, curation, and administration, most recently serving as the director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum from 2018-2020. Dr. Wardle has curated exhibitions of Old Master Paintings, Medieval sculpture, Greek and Roman art and culture, modern prints, and contemporary art exploring topics such as race, gender, and migration. She has taught courses in art history, gender studies, and museum studies and has mentored over a hundred student interns. Interested in the integration of the art museum across disciplines, she has worked closely with faculty and students to use the museum as a resource for learning and research. Most notably she led a grant-funded 3-year interdisciplinary research collaboration titled "Art, Vision, and the Brain," which brought together a team of neuroscientists, ophthalmologists, and engineers comprised of faculty and students at all levels working together to explore human perception.