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Jack Freiberg

Published January 19, 2015

jack.freibergAssociate Dean and Professor
Italian Renaissance Art & Architecture
Room WJB 3022
College of Fine Arts
Department of Art History
Curriculum Vitae


Jack Freiberg (PhD, Institute of Fine Arts at New York University) has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, fellow of the American Academy in Rome and Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome.

Research Areas

Dr. Freiberg’s work focuses on the art and architecture of Renaissance Rome. His new book, Bramante’s Tempietto, The Roman Renaissance and the Spanish Crown, was published in November, 2014 by Cambridge University Press. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Renaissance subjects including special topic seminars devoted to Michelangelo, Vasari, Renaissance Sculpture and Court Culture.

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Bramante’s Tempietto, the Roman Renaissance, and the Spanish Crown (Cambridge University Press, November, 2014). (From the Introduction)
  • The Lateran in 1600: Christian Concord in Counter-Reformation Rome (Cambridge University Press, 1995). (From the Introduction)
  • “Pope Gregory XIII, Jurist,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 54 (2009): 41-60.
  • “Verrocchio’s Putto and Medici Love,” in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque: A Cat’s Cradle for Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, edited by David A. Levine and Jack Freiberg (New York: Italica Press, 2009), pp. 83-100.
  • “Bramante’s Tempietto and the Spanish Crown,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 50 (2005), pp. 151-205.
  • “Vasari’s Bramante and the Renaissance of Architecture in Rome,” in Reading Vasari, edited by Anne B. Barriault, Andrew Ladis, Norman E. Land, Jeryldene M. Wood (London: Philip Wilson and Athens, GA: The Georgia Museum of Art, 2005), pp. 132-146.
  • Tanja Jones, “The Renaissance Portrait Medal and the Court Context: On the Origins and Political Function of Pisanello’s Invention” (2011).
  • Jillian Curry Robbins, “The Art of History: Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita and the Visual Arts of the Early Italian Renaissance” (Program in the Humanities, 2005).
  • Amy Wright, “The Bible of Borso d’Este: Christian Piety and Political Rhetoric in Quattrocento Ferrara” (2003).
  • Timothy B. Smith, “Alberto Aringhieri and the Chapel of Saint John the Baptist: Patronage, Politics, and the Cult of Relics in Renaissance Siena” (2002).
  • Steve B. Choate, “Devotion and Narrative Within the Tradition of the ‘Croce Dipinta'” (2002).
  • Kurt J. Sundstrom, “The Chiostro Grande of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the Olivetan Reform Movement” (2000).
  • Abigail Upshaw, “The Political Context Of Michelangelo’s Cleopatra For Tommaso De’cavalieri” (2013).
  • Thane Young, “Architectural Trees and Moorish ‘Knots’ in Leonardo’s Sala delle Asse” (2011).
  • Daniel Savoy, “The Exterior Sculptural Decoration of the Palazzo Ducale: a Comprehensive Vision of Venetian Ideals” (2002).
  • Marian Wooten, “A Series of Famous Women for Eleonora d’Aragona, Neapolitan Princess and Ferrarese Duchess” (2002).
  • Kristin Huffman, “The Altarpieces of Alessandro Vittoria” (1995).