Senior Instructor
Art & Art History


Ph.D., Art and Architectural History, University of New Mexico, 1999
M.A., Art and Architectural History, University of Colorado
B.A., Music Education, University of Central Missouri

Regional and Thematic Interests

Literature and the Arts


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.