Chair of Humanities and Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Laura Auricchio, an Associate Professor of Art History, specializes in French and American visual culture of the long eighteenth century (1660-1830) with an emphasis on women artists and the politics of art. Her first book Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution was published by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2009 and supported by Fulbright and Whiting grants. A focus on gender and politics also marks her publications on contemporary art. Her peer-reviewed articles have appeared in The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Genders, and she has written exhibition and book reviews for Art Papers, Time Out New York, and other publications.
Laura is currently completing three major projects. A book tentatively entitled The Marquis, in contract with Alfred A. Knopf, offers a visually-informed biography on the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution. She is also co-editing a volume entitled Arboreal Values: Trees, Woods, and Forests in Europe and North America, 1660-1830, forthcoming from the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford. She is also serving as exhibition adviser and primary catalog contributor for Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections, 1750-1850, opening at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC in 2012.
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