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School of Fine ArtsArt & Art History Department

Alexis Boylan


Associate Professor of Art History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program

(860) 486-3702

PhD, Rutgers University

Alexis L. Boylan is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Art and Art History Department and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program. She is the author of Ashcan Art, Whiteness, and the Unspectacular Man (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017) and editor of Thomas Kinkade, The Artist in the Mall (Duke University Press, 2011). Boylan has articles published in American Art, Journal of Curatorial Studies, MELUS, Rethinking Marxism, Prospects, and Woman’s Art Journal as well as contributing essays to numerous museum exhibition catalogues. She is currently working on an exhibition about painter Ellen Emmet Rand set to open in 2018, and her next book project focuses on the murals and sculpture created for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.


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