- A.A., Colby-Sawyer College
- B.A., The American University
- M.A., The American University
- M.B.A., Southeastern University
- Ph.D., University of Maryland
"The world."Beverly Elson | Art history professor
Awards, recognition and honors
NEH Grant for College Teachers, summer, 1992; NEH Grant for College Teachers, summer, 1989; nominated by Southeastern University in both 1988 and 1989 for the CASE Professor of the Year award; NEH Grant for College Teachers, summer, 1985; two Fulbright Grants: Saigon, Vietnam
Board member on the Washington Color School Project; Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; College Art Association; National Society of Arts and Letters (Washington chapter); Society of Architectural Historians (Latrobe chapter); Society for Emblem Studies; Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.
Beverly Elson spent many years as an educator in Washington, D.C. She is a generalist with a great interest in architectural history; her major areas are 19th-century American art and architecture and 17th-century Dutch painting, prints and drawings. Other areas include Rococo through Impressionism, 20th-century art and contemporary art. She is also a practicing collage artist who exhibits nationally and internationally.
Publications and presentations
- "Visions of America," catalog for the art exhibition in the American Embassy, Sweden.
- Lessedra Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria, December 15, 2010-February 15, 2011. International juried show.
- MOCA-DC Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., August 2008.
- International Art Exhibition in the Cairo Opera House in Egypt, September 2006.
- "Art Show: International American Artists AlAhram Artists" (group exhibition), Cairo, Egypt, October 2005.
- "New Delhi 4 India" (group exhibition), All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, India, November 2004.
- Sam Rayburn House Office Building, as a joint project between the Embassy of Egypt and Congress, February 2006.
- "The Windows of the National Presbyterian Church," Building Spiritual Washington symposium, Society of Architectural Historians, Washington, D.C., March 2007
- "Current Views of the American Presidency," Art History Focus Week, Savannah College of Art and Design, March 1993
- Gallery talk on American Impressionism and the Ash Can School, Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia, March 1992
- "Art Power on the Rise: Artists' Rights," Annual Conference of the Institute for International Development and Strategic Studies, Southeastern University, August 1989
- "American Artists Look at the American Presidency," 14th annual conference on Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts, The American University, October 1988