Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, City University of New York, 1984
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: 18th and 19th Century European Art
Professor of 18th and 19th Century European Art
Professor Patricia Mainardi has also taught at Harvard University, Princeton University and Williams College. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, and the Institute for Advanced Study. She has published widely in nineteenth-century European art history; her current interests include an ongoing concern with the inter-relationship of art, art institutions and the state, as well as the persistence of classicism, the issue of replication, and the work of Corot.
Husbands, Wives, and Lovers: Marriage and Its Discontents in Nineteenth Century France. Yale University Press, 2003
The End of the Salon: Art and the State in the Early Third Republic. Cambridge University Press, 1993; pb 1994.
Art and Politics of the Second Empire: The Universal Expositions of 1855 and 1867. Yale University Press, 1987; pb 1989. CAA Charles Rufus Morey Award, 1987.