Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History
B.A. Duke University
M.A. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Jason Rosenfeld has been a member of the faculty at MMC since fall 2003. Dr. Rosenfeld received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University with a dissertation titled “New Languages of Nature in Victorian England: The Pre-Raphaelite Landscape, Natural History and Modern Architecture in the 1850s.” He has previously taught at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, New York University, and Queens College, New York. Academic interests include Nineteenth-Century European Art, British Art, specifically Victorian and the Pre-Raphaelites, Art and Architecture in New York City, Modern Architecture, and Contemporary Art.
Recent research interests have revolved around the life and career of the Victorian painter Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) and his monograph on that artist for Phaidon Press Ltd. was published in 2012. He co-curated the major exhibition on Millais at Tate Britain, London, the National Gallery of British Art, with Alison Smith, Senior Curator of Paintings, which traveled to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, followed by venues in Fukuoka and Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition was seen by in excess of 660,000 visitors. His most recent co-curated exhibition is “Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde,” seen by 242,000 at Tate Britain from September 2012 to January 2013, the second most heavily attended exhibition in that institution’s history. The show is traveling to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (February – May 2013), the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia (June – September 2013), and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan (January – April 2014).
He has published many articles and reviews on British art and architecture and contemporary art and has been a frequent reviewer for Art in America. He was a co-curator of the exhibition, "The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print" at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, in 1995, and contributed to the "Pre-Raphaelite and Other Masters: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection" exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 2003. He also contributed an essay to the catalogue of Marcel Dzama's exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery, New York, in 2005. In addition, he has been the lead contributor on a monograph on the contemporary American artist, Stephen Hannock, published by Hudson Hills Press in the summer of 2009 and curated an exhibition of Hannock’s new work at Marlborough Gallery, New York (April – May 2012), a version of which will travel to London in February 2014.
Achievements in Scholarship and Service
John Everett Millais. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2012.
(co-authored with Tim Barringer and Alison Smith) Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. Ex. cat. London: Tate Publishing, 2012.
Pre-Raphaelites. London: Tate Publishing, 2012 (80 pp.).
“Millais and the ‘luster of Titian,’” in The Reception of Titian in Britain, c. 1780-1880: Artists, Collectors, Critics. Ed. Peter Humfrey. Brepols, Turnhout (forthcoming, March 2013).
Stephen Hannock: Recent Paintings: Vistas with Text. New York: Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., 2012.
“Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde,” Curator’s Lecture with Tim Barringer and Diane Waggoner, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 17, 2013.
“Pre-Raphaelites and Global Pop Culture from the 1960s to the Present,” Curator’s Talk, Tate Britain, London, January 12, 2013.
“Pre-Raphaelites and Film,” International Pre-Raphaelitism Workshop, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, January 11, 2013.
“Stephen Hannock: Painted VistaVisions,” Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT, September 28, 2012.
English-Speaking Union, New York, “Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde,” with Tim Barringer, May 24, 2012.
Architecture Lecture Series, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, “Ruskin, Pre-Raphaelitism, Historicism, Eclecticism: Toward an Architecture,” April 2, 2012.
The Treasures of the Collection in Context: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Symposium, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico, “John Everett Millais and the Old Masters,” February 4, 2012.
Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde, Tate Britain, London, 11 September 2012–13 January 2013; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 17 February–19 May 2013; State Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow, 10 June–30 September 2013; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 25 January–April 2014 (co-curator with Alison Smith, Senior Curator and Head of Acquisitions, Tate Britain, and Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor of British Art, Yale University).
Contributing co-curator: Gathering Light: The Art of Stephen Hannock, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, 13 July–21 October 2012.
Stephen Hannock: Landscapes, Marlborough Gallery, 40 West 57th Street, New York, New York, 25 April–2 June 2012, and Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., 6 Albemarle Street, London, England, Spring 2014 (sole curator).
Chair, Faculty Technology Planning Committee.
Member, General Education Committee.
Member, Academic Advisement Research Group.
Member, Honorary Degrees Committee.
Member, Distinguished Chair Committee.
Distinguished Chair, Marymount Manhattan College
Sokol Fellowship, Marymount Manhattan College
Sokol Award, Marymount Manhattan College
Sokol Award, Marymount Manhattan College
Rosenfeld, Jason, and Alison Smith. Millais. Ex. Cat. London: Tate Publishing, 2007. Short-listed for the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History
Junior Faculty Fellowship, Marymount Manhattan College
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art
1996-1999: Morse Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
New York State Historical Association, Award of Special Recognition for Outstanding Museum Catalogues Published in New York State The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print: Etching, Illustration, Reproductive Engraving, and Photography in England in and Around the 1860s
Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Victorian Society Summer School Fellowship, London, England
Shelby and Leon Levy Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Fellowship
1990-1991 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
1991-1992 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
1994-1995 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
1996-1997 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2000-2001 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2006-2007 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2007-2008 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2008-2009 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2009-2010 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2011-2012 Achievements in Scholarships and Service