Auricchio, Laura

Auricchio, Laura

Laura Auricchio
PhD in Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Chair of Humanities, The New School for Public Engagement; Associate Professor of Art History, Parsons The New School for Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Art criticism, art history
Laura Auricchio’s areas of interest include 18th-century French and American studies, 18th-century visual culture, contemporary art, and gender studies. She is the author of the peer-reviewed book Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009) and has published peer-reviewed articles in Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Genders. Her art criticism has appeared in Art on Paper, Art Papers, and Time Out New York. She has also published material in exhibition catalogs, collected volumes, encyclopedias, and on-line reference sources. Ms. Auricchio is a recipient of Fulbright and Whiting fellowships. She has held various positions within the College Art Association (CAA), the national organization of artists and art historians, and currently serves on the editorial board of, for which she also serves as field editor for 18th-century Europe. Her current projects include a visually informed biography of Lafayette, a co-edited volume on trees in the 18th century, and an exhibition of French women artists of the period 1750–1850.
Courses Taught:
  • Art and Trans-Atlantic Revolution
  • Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism
  • Eighteenth-Century French Visual Culture
  • On Display
  • Perspectives in World Art and Design II: Renaissance to the Present
  • Proseminar: Methodologies in Decorative Arts and Design History
  • Rococo to Revolution
  • Senior Seminar: Exhibiting Cultures
  • Visualizing Gender, Race, and Identity
  • Visualizing Revolution
  • Women in Art: Renaissance to the Present
Recent Publications:
“Transplanting Liberty: Lafayette’s American Garden,” in Dan O’Brien, ed., Gardening: Philosophy for Everyone—Cultivating Wisdom (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

“Two Versions of General Washington’s Resignation: Politics, Commerce and Visual Culture in 1790s Philadelphia,” Eighteenth-Century Studies (Spring 2011)

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