Friday, June 1, 2007

Alan Rosenberg

Alan Rosenberg is a historian, consultant and journalist in the field of 20th century art and design. In his role as a design historian he writes frequently and his articles have been published recently in Nineteenth Century and in Silver Magazine.

In 1999 Alan Rosenberg curated Eugene Berman, a Centennial Perspective at Alan Moss, New York. Since that exhibition the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX, has presented a landmark retrospective of the artist's work (Spring 2005). In 2000 Rosenberg curated Jan Yoors, Tapestries, 1970-1977 at Icon20, New York, the first significant exhibition of Yoors' work in more than 20 years. The Yoors exhibition was documented in feature articles in Wallpaper and Elle D├ęcor magazines.

Alan Rosenberg has contributed essays and articles to a number of publications including The Saint James Encyclopedia of Fashion, Contemporary Designers, Who Was Who in American Art, Modernism magazine, Distinction magazine and Echoes magazine. His ongoing series of articles on 20th century American silversmiths in Silver magazine has generated interest and praise amongst both silver collectors and modern design enthusiasts. His articles in Modernism, on modern American silver and on enamel craft and design are regarded as important references on their subjects. "Alluring Enamels" (Modernism, Spring 2003) was the first article to extensively discuss the work of Annemarie Davidson, whose enamel designs of the 1950's and '60's were subsequently the subject of a retrospective at the Long Beach Museum of Art in 2004.

Rosenberg has lectured at the Cooper Hewitt-National Design Museum, the Atlanta History Center, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.

Alan Rosenberg holds a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies/History of Applied Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Hunter College and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fashion Design, also from FIT. In 1995 he was a Research Fellow at the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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