Robert Nauman specializes in 19th and 20th century art and architectural history, with an emphasis in modern architecture. In addition to teaching courses in art and architectural history, he administers the undergraduate internship program between the University of Colorado and the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, and the CU Art Museum.
Dr. Nauman’s contribution to the publication Modernism at Mid-Century (University of Chicago Press, 1994), received a National Endowment for the Arts Federal Design Achievement Award, and his book On the Wings of Modernism: the United States Air Force Academy (University of Illinois Press, 2004) was nominated for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, presented by the Society of Architectural Historians for distinguished scholarship by a North American author in the history of architecture. The later book was a study of architectural modernism during the Cold War era, a topic he has pursued in more recent publications.
Dr. Nauman formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Docomomo_US.