Fund Created to Honor David Rosand, 1938-2014

David Rosand
David Rosand (Matteo De Fina)

Columbia lost one of its most celebrated scholars last summer when David Rosand ’59CC, ’65GSAS, ’14HON, the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History Emeritus, passed away. His family, in collaboration with the art history and archaeology department, has established a fund in his memory. The David Rosand tribute campaign will support the establishment of a professorship in Italian Renaissance art history, programs at Columbia’s Casa Muraro in Venice, and the hiring of a faculty director of art humanities. More than $1.5 million has so far been pledged for the professorship, which is the first priority of the campaign and will require a total of $3 million.

“This professorship will ensure that there will always be a distinguished scholar and teacher devoted to the Italian Renaissance at one of the world’s most eminent departments of art history,” says Holger A. Klein, the chair of the department.