Bachelor in Art History cum laude, Connecticut College, New London, 1978. Master of Arts, New York University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1993.
Guest curator Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City, 1982. Organizer, cataloger Estate of Theodore Roszak, 1983-1984. Cataloger Hans Namuth, 1984.
Research assistant New York University Institute Fine Arts, 1983-1985, Stuart Davis Catalogue Raisonné, New York City, 1985-1986. Guest co-curator Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster, Germany, 1988. Photo researcher, editorial producer Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1990, curatorial assistant, 1995.
Consultant curator Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, since 1993. Consultant archivist, curator Estate of David Smith, New York City, 1994—1998. Lecture various galleries, colleges and art centers.
Consultant Museum Modern Art, New York City 1998 exhibit. Visiting associate professor department fine arts New York University, summers 2001, 03.
Member College Art Association, American Association Museums, Art Table, International Association Art Critics.
Married Richard A. Newman, September 24, 1989. Children: David, Joshua.