Lyn Kienholz

Lyn Kienholz is founder and president of the California/International Arts Foundation, and a longtime arts advocate. The non-profit C/IAF foundation, which she began in 1981, partners with U.S. and international museums to organize and tour art exhibitions. Other programming includes books, catalogs, lecture programs, conferences, symposia, cultural tourism, and, for the past four years, an ongoing internet programming series seen regularly by over 8.5 million people in 173 countries. 28.11% of all U.S. views come from educational venues. Ms. Kienholz serves on boards of directors for many national and international arts organizations and public galleries. Her many past and present board involvements include: L’Ensemble des Deux Mondes, a chamber orchestra in Paris; CIMAM (Comité International pour les Musées d’Art Moderne), an international organization of modern and contemporary art museum directors; the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art; Baxter Gallery, California Institute of Technology; and the Galef Institute, which promotes national school reform. She has been a member of the SPACES Board of Trustees since 2006. Lyn is a great lover of France and received the medal L’Officier dans l’Ordre National des Arts et Lettres.