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Museum director

Reginald Poland, museum director. Decorated Royal Order Kingdom of Spain; recipient gold medal California Pacific International Exposition, 1935; Carl Schurtz fellow, 1936, fellow for study in Germany, 1958.


Poland, Reginald was born on September 28, 1893 in Providence. Son of William Carey and Clara (Harkness) Poland.


AB, Brown University, 1914. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Brown University, 1949. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1915.

Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1917.


Director, Denver Art Association, 1919-1921;educational director, Detroit Institute Arts, 1921-1925;director, San Diego Art Gallery, 1926-1950;director, Norton Gallery, 1952-1954;director museums, Atlanta, 1954-1963;emeritus, Atlanta, from 1963.


Board of directors Spanish Village, San Diego, 1939-1950, president, 1941-1945. Board directors San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Symphony Association. Board directors Globe Theatre, president, 1946-1950.

Vice president Atlanta Civic Ballet. Board directors AtlantaFestival of Arts, 1962-1964. Member American Association Art Museum Dirs., Western Association Art Museum Dirs.

(past president), Atlanta Art Association (secretary), San Diego Art Guild, La Jolla Art Center, Phi Beta Kappa. M C.


Married Mary Helen Bare, October 28, 1922.

William Carey Poland

Clara (Harkness) Poland

Mary Helen Bare