Beth A. Zinsli

What about your museum excites you?

Students have started to think of the galleries as a space they can go to read, have a chat, or just sit quietly and take a break – they don’t need a reason, they don’t need to answer questions, they can just sit with the art and be present.

What’s one thing – either industry/work-related or not – you learned in the past month?

There is a wooden rolling press built using diagrams published in Denis Diderot’s Encyclopédie in the Small Special Collections Library at UVA.

Zinsli Talking

What about the AAMG mission excites you?

Connecting academic museum folks with exciting ideas and tools do amazing things on their campuses.

Zinsli talking in front of art

How do you decompress from tough work days?

Baking, especially recipes from Helen Goh’s Sweet and Bryan Ford’s New World Sourdough.

Zinsli talking with an alumnus

Print or audio books?

Both! I love short stories in all forms – anthologies, literary magazines, fiction podcasts, all are great.

Beth Zinsli, Assistant Professor of Art History, Curator of the Wriston Art Center Galleries and Museum Studies Interdisciplinary Area Program Director, speaks during the Kaeyes Mamaceqtawuk Plaza and Otāēciah (crane) art sculpture dedication at Lawrence University’s 6th Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Photo by Danny Damiani