Lynn Boland Named Director of Gregory Allicar Museum of Art



Dr. Lynn Boland, director of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

Lynn Boland, Ph.D. will join CSU as the director of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art on July 3, 2017. He brings more than 20 years of experience in various academic and university museum roles and at many levels, including student intern, development officer, and gallery preparator. Since 2009, he has been the Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at the Georgia Museum of Art and adjunct professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Georgia.

Boland received his undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Georgia and a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in 2014 for his dissertation: A Culture of Dissonance: Wassily Kandinsky, Atonality, and Abstraction about the dissonance in modern European art and music. Boland’s specialty is 19th and 20th century European art with a secondary emphasis in contemporary American art.

“Lynn brings clear and compelling vision for the Allicar that builds on the strong foundation created by Linny Frickman and the staff and faculty who serve the museum and its community,” says Ben Withers, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.