Catherine Lawrence

Adjunct Professor

New Technology Building
16 W 61st Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212.261.1715
Fax: 212.261.1719
E-mail: clawre02@nyit.edu
Resume: curriculum vitae
Web: www.insideartnyc.com/

Degrees

  • MFA Art History, Hunter College, CUNY
  • MA International Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BA Speech and Theater, UNC at Appalachian State

Areas of Scholarly and Artistic Interest

  • American Art (Colonial to WWII)

Career Summary

Catherine Lawrence is a New York Art Historian and Lecturer with MA degrees in Art History from Hunter College CUNY, and in International Education from Columbia University, Teacher’s College. She has taught Art History and English at Columbia University, Cornell University, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center and most recently at the NYIT. She has also developed and taught special courses for the American Language Program at Columbia University, which utilize her artistic experience in music and theatre as well as art history. These offerings include: “The History of American Musical Theatre” and “American Art, Culture and Ideas,” a humanities class based on the visual arts and designed as an introduction to American history and culture.

Catherine worked as a Curatorial Research Assistant in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum for the 2003 exhibition, “Hudson River School Visions, the Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford.” She has given numerous lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, permanent collections and special exhibitions, and has led tours at many other New York museums and galleries. In 2007 Catherine founded InsideArtnyc.com, which offers art education lectures and tours to nonprofit organizations, cultural clubs and business professionals in the New York area.

Roster of Lectures

  • METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART:
    • J.M.W. Turner, Retrospective, Summer 2008
    • Gustave Courbet, Spring 2008
    • 19th Century- Early Modern, (Gallery Reinstallation) Winter, 2008
    • The Age of Rembrandt, Fall 2007
    • Louis Comfort Tiffany: Laurelton Hall, Spring 2007
    • Americans in Paris, Fall 2006
    • Gilbert Stuart, Fall 2005
    • Childe Hassam, American Impressionism, Summer 2004
    • Great American Art: The American Wing, 2003-2007
    • Likeness of Not: The Makings of a Portrait, 2005-2006
  • NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
    • Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings, Fall 2008
    • Life’s Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists’ Brush with Leisure, Fall 2007
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM:
    • The Unknown Ralph Albert Blakelock, Fall 2008
    • The Abstract Impulse, Fall 2007
  • THE HISPANIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA, SPECIAL RESEARCH TOPICS:
    • American Landscape: The Iconography of Nature, Winter 2008
    • Georgia O’Keeffe and American Spirituality, Winter 2008

Selected Publications

  • Georgia O’Keeffe and American Spirituality. Hunter College CUNY, Art History Department, MA Thesis, 2006
  • Artists With Dual Careers. Columbia University, Teachers College, Dept. of International Education, Research Project and Masters’ Thesis, 1994
  • An Actor Speaks. Research Center for Arts and Culture, Joan Jeffri-Editor, Dept. of Arts Administration and Columbia Oral History Collection, (Researcher-Interviewer-Project Coordinator), Greenwood Press, 1993.

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