Students in Professor Carso’s fall 2018 course “Art of the Hudson Valley” composed wall labels for the exhibition “Mohonk Mountain House at 150” at the Dorsky Museum of Art, on view Feb. 9 through July 14, 2019.
Chloe DeRocker ’16 completed an internship under Professor Carso’s faculty supervision at the Dorsky Museum, resulting in an exhibition “Thomas Benjamin Pope: Landscapes of Newburgh and Beyond.”
Exhibition on Thomas Benjamin Pope
Chloe then published her research on Pope in The Hudson River Valley Review:
In 2012-13, Professor Carso advised Kathleen Brousseau ’13 on her art history honors thesis. Kathleen wrote about twentieth-century American campus architecture, especially the designs of Ralph Adams Cram and Eero Saarinen. Kathleen presented her research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2013.
In summer 2011, Professor Carso and Abigail Duckor ’11 collaborated on a project funded by the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at SUNY New Paltz. For this project, Abby assisted the co-curators on the Linking Collections, Building Connections exhibition at the Dorsky Museum of Art.
“Preserving the Past: Paul Rudolph and Modern Architecture in Orange County.”
In fall 2010, Professor Carso and Denise Isseks ’12 received an award for a Regional Well-Being Faculty/Student Research project from the Center for Research, Regional Education, and Outreach at SUNY New Paltz. This project examined both the history and current preservation debates regarding two structures designed by modern American architect Paul Rudolph in Orange County, New York: the Chorley Elementary School in Middletown (1964-69) and the Orange County Government Center in Goshen (1963-67).
In fall 2011, “Art of the Hudson Valley” students participated in a poster session at the symposium “Curating and Collecting Art in the Hudson Valley,” sponsored by the Dorsky Museum of Art.
In spring 2006, “Art of the Hudson Valley”students prepared a PowerPoint tour of the exhibition “American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting.”