Lynn Boland, the Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at the Georgia Museum of Art, received his undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Georgia in 1999. After serving as an intern at the museum during his undergraduate years at UGA and as administrative assistant to the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art following graduation, Boland went on to acquire a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. Boland is set to receive his doctorate in art history this year, with a dissertation on dissonance in modern European art and music and its scientific underpinnings.
In addition to his role as curator of European art, Boland also directs the activities at the Pierre Daura Center, established in honor of Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura (1896–1976) and overseeing the Daura collection of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings and archives, including the artist’s correspondence with luminaries like André Breton and Joaquín Torres García. Boland’s most recent project will focus on the 1930 Paris exhibition Cercle et Carré (Circle and Square). The exhibition will highlight the work of Daura, one of three founders of this artistic group, as well as the works of other influential Cercle et Carré members, including Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger and Wassily Kandinsky.