PhD in Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Dean of Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and of School of Languages; Associate Professor of Art History, Parsons School of DesignMedia Contact Information:
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Laura Auricchio teaches art history and oversees The New School's Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students, the School of Languages, and the undergraduate programs in Global, Urban, and Environmental Studies. She specializes in 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). Courses Taught:
- Gender and Its Discontents
The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014)
Invaluable Trees: Cultures of Nature, 1660-1830 (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2012)
“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)
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.