Chair of Humanities and Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Laura Auricchio is Associate Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School for Public Engagement. She studies the intersections of politics and visual culture in the era of the French and American Revolutions and in contemporary art. 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 entitled Invaluable Trees: Cultures of Nature, 1660-1830 (2012). Her forthcoming book, The Marquis, offers a visually-informed biography on the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution. It is scheduled to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in September / October 2014.
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