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Nauman, Robert Teaching Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Nauman's research addresses issues of late 19th and early 20th-century architecture. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Architectural Historians and is currently on the Board of Directors of Docomomo. He served as the Chief Reader for the Advanced Placement Art History examination, serving on the Test Development Committee for that exam and overseeing the scoring of the exam. He has also collaborated with architectural firms on a number of projects that have addressed issues of historic preservation at the U.S. Air Force Academy and has served as a consultant on museum exhibitions that deal with architectural design. Dr. Nauman's research interests focus on architectural modernism.


  • art historian, architectural historian, teach museum studies, oversee museum internship, work with AP Art History, consultant with architectural firms on historic preservation, specialize in 19th and 20th century art and architectural history


courses taught

  • ARTH 1600 - U.S. Art Across Cultures
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines historical and contemporary issues in American arts and visual culture, emphasizing issues of race, gender, class, cross-cultural interactions, diversity of artistic traditions, and the global position of the United States in the modern world. We will focus on key monuments, objects, artists, and concepts relevant to the American context and impactful across geopolitical borders, ethnic groups, and genders. Recommended corequisite: ARTH 1500.
  • ARTH 3519 - Modern Architecture, 1780--1960
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces the major movements and developments in European and American architecture from Neoclassicism to Postmodernism. Considers the impact of exhibitions, expositions, and vernacular architecture.
  • ARTH 3929 - Special Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours when topic varies.
  • ARTH 4559 - Twentieth-Century Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines the major movements and development in European and American architecture, 1900-1960's. Considers the major styles, as well as cultural interactions, race/ethnicity, gender and class concerns as they relate to both the practice and profession of architecture.
  • ARTH 4569 - United States Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines architecture as it developed in the area now defined as the continental United States from early cultures to the present. Considers the major styles and issues of cultural interaction, race/ethnicity, gender and class concerns as they relate to the practice, theory, and profession of architecture.
  • ARTH 4599 - Contemporary Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines the history and theory of contemporary architecture. In the field of architecture, theory and history differ in that the former describes and analyzes past work, while theory offers alternative solutions or new strategies for approaching the discipline. Both of these components are key to understanding contemporary architecture, and this course will work between the two modes of understanding.
  • ARTH 4919 - Capstone Seminar: Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Seminar course dealing with selected areas or problems within the history of art. Consult current online Schedule Planner for seminar topic. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.
  • ARTH 4929 - Special Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours when topic varies. Same as ARTH 5929.
  • ARTH 4939 - Art Museum Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Focuses on opportunities at the Denver Art Museum, working with individual curators and master teachers in selected areas, such as audience interpretation, interpretive research files, and public school curriculums. Introduces students to the professional culture and activities of art museums. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTH 5939.
  • MUSM 4010 - Museums and Society
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Investigates the museum as an institution in society; history of museums and changing roles and methods in society; administrative structure; museum profession; methodology of museum collections, exhibitions, and education. Designed for students interested in museums or museum careers.


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