- PhD, Art History, Columbia University
MA, Art History, Columbia University
BA, Art History and English, Hunter College
- A pioneering feminist scholar and specialist in nineteenth-century French and Italian painting, Norma Broude is known for critical reassessments of Impressionism and the work of Degas, Caillebotte, Cassatt, Seurat, and the Italian Macchiaioli. With Mary Garrard, she co-edited and contributed to four influential texts on feminist art history, co-curated the exhibition Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators for the AU Art Museum, and received an Art History Recognition Award from the Women’s Committee of the College Art Association. Broude is the author of The Macchiaioli: Italian Painters of the Nineteenth Century and Impressionism, A Feminist Reading: The Gendering of Art, Science, and Nature in the Nineteenth Century. Among her edited books are World Impressionism: The International Movement; Gustave Caillebotte and the Fashioning of Identity in Impressionist Paris; and Gauguin's Challenge: New Perspectives after Postmodernism. She has served as General Editor of The Rizzoli Art Series and as a member of the CAA’s Art Bulletin Advisory Committee.
College Art Association of America
Member of The Art Bulletin Advisory Committee
The Miriam Schapiro Archive for Women Artists Endowment Committee
2004 and ongoing
Woman’s Art Journal
Appointed Member of the Editorial Board
2006 and ongoing
The Feminist Art Project
Appointed member of the Honorary Committee
2006 and ongoing
A pioneering feminist scholar and specialist in nineteenth-century French and Italian painting, Broude is known for critical reassessments of Impressionism and the work of Degas, Caillebotte, Cassatt, Seurat, and the Italian Macchiaioli. With Mary Garrard, she co-edited four influential texts on feminist art history and co-curated Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators for the AU Art Museum. Her article on the frescoes of Giambattista Tiepolo appeared in The Art Bulletin in June, 2009, and her book, Gauguin's Challenge: New Perspectives after Postmodernism, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic in 2018.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- College Art Association of America. Art History Recognition Award conferred by the Committee on Women in the Arts, 2000
- American University, CAS Nominee for the University's year 2000 Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Other Professional Contributions Award
- Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. Award in non-fiction category for The Power of Feminist Art. 1995
- The Women's Caucus for Art, Mid-Career Achievement Award, 1992
- Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Other Professional Contributions, The College of Arts and Sciences, The American University, Academic Year 1991-92
- Mellon Senior Scholar Award, College of Arts and Sciences, The American University, 1989
Grants and Sponsored Research
- The Rockefeller Foundation: Bellaggio Study and Conference Center. Resident scholar, May 1991.
- National Endowment for the Humanities. Fellowship for College Teachers, Spring 1991.
- The J. Paul Getty Trust. Publication subsidy to Yale University Press for The Macchiaiol,1986.
- National Endowment for the Humanities. Fellowship for College Teachers, AY1981-82.
- United States Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education. Mina Shaughnessy Fellow, 1982.
- The American University Faculty Research Grants, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1999, and 2000.
- Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellow, 1965-66.
- Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1962-63.
Work In Progress
- "Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Other Voices of Abstract Expressionism." Exhibition scheduled to open at the American University Art Museum, Katzen Arts Center, September 2019.
- Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History After Postmodernism. Co-edited with Mary D. Garrard. University of California Press, 2005.
- Gustave Caillebotte and the Fashioning of Identity in Impressionist Paris. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002.
- Edgar Degas. New York: Rizzoli International Publications (The Rizzoli Art Series), 1993.
- Georges Seurat. New York: Rizzoli International Publications (The Rizzoli Art Series), 1992.
- Impressionism, A Feminist Reading: The Gendering of Art, Science, and Nature in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1991 and New York: HarperCollins, 1997.
- The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact. Co-edited with Mary D. Garrard. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994.and 1996.
- World Impressionism: The International Movement 1860-1920, editor. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990;with simultaneous editions in French (Paris: Nathan), German (Cologne: DuMont), and Italian (Milan: Edizioni Leonardo). New York: Harry N. Abrams, Abradale Press Edition, 1994.
- The Macchiaioli: Italian Painters of the Nineteenth Century. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1987.
- The Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History. Co-edited with Mary D. Garrard. New York: HarperCollins,1992.
- Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany. Co-edited with Mary D. Garrard. New York: Harper and Row, 1982.
"Flora Tristan's Grandson: Reconsidering the Feminist Critique of Paul Gauguin," in Gauguin's Challenge: New Perspectives after Postmodernism, ed. Norma Broude. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
"Revisiting Degas: A Meditation on Women, Horses, and Nature," in Perspectives on Degas, ed. Kathryn Brown. London: Routledge, 2016.
Introducing Feminist Art History, with Mary D. Garrard. Amazon Kindle e-book, 2014
"G.B. Tiepolo at Villa Valmarana: Gender Ideology in a Patrician Villa of the Settecento," The Art Bulletin, XCI(June 2009)
See CV for full list.
- “Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators,” curators Norma Broude and Mary Garrard, American University Museum, 2007-2008.
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, November 3, 2017. "'World Impressionism': The Concept and its afterlife." Keynote address in the symposium "Writing Impressionism into and out of Art History."
- On February 10, 2011, at the centennial meetings of the College Art Association in New York, art historian Norma Broude and Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds) co-chaired a special centennial session on Feminism. Conceived as a "mash up" that would bring together disparate points of view, this standing-room only session consisted of two panels: Attaining Full Equality: Women Artists, Museums, and Markets; and New Directions and International Perspectives in Feminist Art History.
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, October 5, 2014: "Degas, Women, Horses, and Nature," paper in Degas and Cassatt: Different Perspectives, symposium marking the conclusion of the Degas/Cassatt exhibition. Audio available online at: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/audio/degas-cassatt-part-3.html