Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man

Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man

Art Historian & Chief Curator at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man is an art historian and chief curator at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She previously served as curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. She has curated 46 exhibitions, including four contemporary Native American art shows, as well as national and international art traveling exhibitions, and holds more than 15 years of curatorial experience in museums and galleries. She was reared in Eastern Westphalia, Germany, and received her Ph.D. in art history from the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. Dr. Well-Off-Man earned her M.A. degree in art history, archaeology and pedagogy. She lectures frequently on various topics of American fine art and artists, and is author of numerous exhibition catalogue and magazine articles, blogs and scholarly texts.