Art History art department

Wilson, Beth

graduate degrees in Art History:
M.A., Hunter College
M.Phil., CUNY Graduate Center


Department: Art History
Office: SAB 106D
Phone: (845) 257-3896

Office Hours

T09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
W02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

or by appointment

Career History

Off campus, she served as the resident art critic for Chronogram magazine from 1999 to 2008, and was the curator of the 2007 Kingston Sculpture Biennial and The Camera Always Lies, the 2008 Regional Triennial of the Photographic Arts, which appeared at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. She also curated The Material Image (2005) and Taking a Different Tack: Maggie Sherwood and the Floating Foundation of Photography (2009) at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz.

Teaching Interests

She regularly teaches History of Photography, History of Film, and courses in late 19th and early 20th century art, including Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, and Surrealism.

She periodically leads summer on-site courses in art history abroad: her next trip will be in Summer 2014, studying the development of 19th century plein air landscape painting in Paris and Provence.

Research/Creative Activity

Dissertation in progress on the World War II work of photographer Lee Miller, who was the war correspondent photographer for Vogue magazine.