Bard Faculty

Susan Aberth

Associate Professor of Art History; Coordinator, Theology

Primary Academic Program: Art History

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Theology

Academic Expertise: Art History

Area of Specialization: Surrealism


  • Research Interests: All Latin American art; Czech modernism and surrealism; surrealism with an emphasis on women artists; African religious practices in the Americas; 20th-century Mexican art
  • Teaching Interests: Latin American art, African art, Islamic art; religious art and practices
  • Other Interests: Art of the occult and alchemy; Spiritualism in the United States; Freemasonry and other fraternal organizations; art dealing with death, memorials, and mourning; outsider art, Art Brut, visionary art


Phone: 845-758-6822 x7126
Location: Fisher Annex
Office: Room 113