Kirk Ambrose
Professor, Art History • Late Antique & Medieval Art • Founding Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Art History

Kirk Ambrose is professor of art history and founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition to dozens of scholarly articles, book chapters, and reviews, he has published three books: The Nave Sculpture of Vézelay: The Art of Monastic Contemplation; Current 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 Martonis, he curated two exhibitions at the CU Art Museum on the art of the American West, including Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder, 1898-1950, which was the basis for a feature-length documentary film. He served seven years as chair of the Department of Art & Art History, CU Boulder. His professional service includes Editor-in-Chief of The Art Bulletin, book review editor of Speculum, book review editor of Studies in Iconography, and the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art. Among his current projects is a book-length study on the history of impaired vision and art, and an edited volume on the sculpture of the stave church of Urnes.