Associate Professor of Art History
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Building
Laura Auricchio is Associate Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School. She studies and teaches 18th-and 19th-century French and American history, art history, and visual culture as well as contemporary art and gender studies. Her recently published book, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014), offers a biography of the French hero of the American Revolution. Her first book, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution, was published by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2009. A frequent lecturer in both academic and museum settings in the United States and around the world, she recently completed two collaborative projects: an exhibition and catalog entitled Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections, 1750-1850 (2012), and a co-edited volume, Invaluable Trees: Cultures of Nature, 1660-1830 (2012).
PhD, Columbia University
The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014), Invaluable Trees: Cultures of Nature, 1660-1830 (2012), Adélaïde Labille -Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009). "Madame Récamier et les femmes de la haute société au temps du Directoire et du Consulat," trans. Jean-François Cornu, in Stéphane Paccoud and Sylvie Ramond, eds., Juliette Récamier, muse et mécène, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (Paris: Hazan, 2009), 87-103. Bonnie G. Smith, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, 4 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).- 6 articles including "Women Artists and Architects, a thematic survey of women’s production in art and architecture across time and around the world."Self-Promotion in Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's 1785 Self-Portrait with Two Students," The Art Bulletin 89.1 (March 2007): 45-62."The Laws of Bienséance and the Gendering of Emulation in Eighteenth-Century French Art Education," Eighteenth-Century Studies 36, no. 2 (January 2003): 231-40."Pahin de la Blancherie’s Commercial Cabinet of Curiosity (1779-1787)." Eighteenth-Century Studies 35, no. 4 (October 2002): 47-61. "Works in Translation: Ghada Amer’s Hybrid Pleasures." Art Journal 60.4 (Winter 2001): 26-37.- Reprint (translated into Italian) as "Works in translation: i piaceri ibridi di Ghada Amer," in Federica Timeto, ed., Culture della differenza: Femminismo, visualità e studi postcoloniali (Milan: UTET Università, 2008), 105-13.- Reprint (abridged) in Diana George and John Trimbur, Reading Culture: Contexts for Critical Reading and Writing, 6th ed. (New York: Longman, 2006), 551-7.