Anne Higonnet

Ann Whitney Olin Professor, Barnard

19th-century Arts; History of the History of Art
Ph.D., Yale University, 1988

Contact Information

Phone: (212) 854-5050
Office: 500M Diana Center
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-12


Anne Higonnet, Ann Whitney Olin Professor at Barnard, works on eighteenth and nineteenth century art, childhood, and collecting. A Harvard College B.A, she received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1988. She has published five books and dozens of articles on topics ranging from Impressionism to contemporary photography. Her many awards include Guggenheim, Getty, Social Science Research Council fellowships, and a Barnard Presidential Research Award, as well as grants from the Mellon, Howard, and Kress Foundations.

Selected Publications

A Museum of One's Own; Private Collecting, Public Gift, Periscope Publishing, 2009.

Lewis Carroll (Phaidon, 2008)

"Museum Sight." In Art and its Publics, ed. Andrew McClellan. Blackwell, 2003. 

Pictures of Innocence: The History and Crisis of Ideal Childhood (Interplay), Thames & Hudson, 1998.

"Myths of Creation. Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin." In Significant Others. eds. Isabelle de Courtivron & Whitney Chadwick, Thames & Hudson, 1993.

Essays on images. In Vol.s IV and V of The History of Women, eds. Michelle Perrot and Georges Duby, multiple American, European, and Asian editions, 1992-95.

Berthe Morisot's Images of Women. (Harvard University Press, 1992) 

Berthe Morisot. A Biography. (multiple editions 1989-95)