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B.A. Oberlin College
M.A. and Ph.D. University of Michigan

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Kirk Ambrose

Professor, Art History Late Antique and Medieval Art

Kirk Ambrose is professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art. In addition to dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters, he has published three books: The Nave Sculpture of Vézelay: The Art of Monastic ContemplationCurrent Directions in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Sculpture Studies (co-edited with Robert Maxwell); and The Marvellous and the Monstrous in the Sculpture of Twelfth-Century Europe.With Steven Martinis, he curated two exhibitions at the CU Art Museum on the art of the American West, including Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder, 1898-1950. This exhibition was the basis for a feature-length documentary film. He served a term as Editor-in-Chief of The Art Bulletin, the journal of record for art history in the United States.

Professor Ambrose teaches courses on medieval art, historiography, and methodology.  He welcomes graduate students working in a broad range of fields.



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