George Bolge, Chief Executive Officer
George Bolge holds a Master of Arts degree from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University with a Major in Greek and Roman Archeology and a Minor in Museum Studies and Conservation.
Bolge is also a Fellow of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Nova University and is the recipient of the Butler Institute of American Art Medal for distinguished contributions to American Visual Arts.
A decorated Vietnam Veteran, Bolge has been a leader in the Florida Art Community for more than three decades and served as the Executive Director for the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art for 18 years and numerous other leadership positions in the arts.
While Executive Director of the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art
expanded the collection, achieved American Association of Museum accreditation, and led a funding drive for the construction of a new museum facility designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes.
As Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Mr. Bolge developed innovative outreach programs, upgraded the Museum's exhibition schedule, grew the permanent collection and achieved accreditation for the Museum by the American Association of Museums.
In 1999, with his
Board's commitment, Bolge
raised the funds to construct a 44,000-square-foot museum facility in Mizner Park located in downtown Boca Raton.
has brought many important exhibitions to the state of Florida, including retrospective exhibitions of the work of Ansel Adams and Norman Rockwell, the graphic work of Renoir, and major exhibitions of the works of Edward Hopper, Alice Neel and Andrew Wyeth.
recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Art Museum Director's Association
Chief Executive Officer