GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 6, 2015) – John Nolan will serve as an assistant professor of Studio Art in the School of Fine Arts and Communication at Bob Jones University this fall. He previously served as an adjunct professor at BJU and will continue to serve as curator of the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery and owner of Greenville History Tours.
“For nearly two decades, artist John Nolan has served as curator for one of the largest collections of religious artwork in the world,” said Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication at BJU. “It is a privilege to have him joining the studio art faculty, and I know the students will enjoy having him as a professor.”
Nolan earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing (1992) from Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and an MA in Studio Art (1994) from BJU. He also studied at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy, the University of Denver and the NEH Institute at Columbia University in New York City.
A well-known speaker and author, Nolan has made presentations to a number of conferences across the country and authored numerous magazine articles and books dealing with art history and the history of Greenville.
As a curator, Nolan has curated over a dozen major exhibitions at the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery. Additionally, he has also organized a number of symposia and conferences featuring speakers from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The J. Paul Getty Museum.
He also has lectured on art history for the Georgia Museum of Art, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, the College of Charleston, Opportunity Greenville and Kennesaw State University.
A resident of Greenville, Nolan is a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators, the Consortium for the Upstate South Carolina History, Greenville County Historical Society, the College Art Association and CODART (Curators of Dutch and Flemish Collections).