In Memoriam: 1980s
Lyn Bolen Warren (Grad ’86, ’94) of Charlottesville, Virginia, died Nov. 21, 2021. Ms. Warren’s dissertation research on the role and meaning of dance choreography in modern art led to an appointment at UVA’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, an honor extended to only a handful of graduate students across the university. She also curated a widely admired show on dance in modern art for UVA’s art museum, securing loans of artworks from elite global institutions. This was followed by her internationally acclaimed art exhibition “Hindsight/Fore-site: Art for the New Millennium” (2000), which included the publication of a major book of essays. As the director of Les Yeux du Monde, an art gallery that she founded in 1995, Ms. Warren championed both established and emerging artists and curated shows that united artists and viewers in an exciting exchange of ideas that reverberated throughout the greater cultural community. Driven by a belief that art could be a conduit for healing, growth and understanding, she brought art to the places that needed it most: hospitals, schools, nonprofits and outdoor spaces that enabled the larger community to be moved and transformed through art. Ms. Warren also co-founded the Lydia Csato Gasman Archives for Picasso and Modernist Studies to preserve and disseminate the work of her esteemed mentor. Together with her husband, artist Russ Warren, Ms. Warren gave popular talks on art and business at UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce and served on Davidson College’s Art Acquisition Committee. Survivors include her husband; children Hagan Rushton Tampellini (Com ’16 CM) and Ray Rushton (Col ’17); her mother; two stepdaughters; brother John Bolen (Col ’81, Med ’85, Res ’89, Fellow ’90 CM); niece Jacquelyn Bolen (Col ’11 CM); and a nephew.