Director & Curator: Jeff Lambson

Jeff Lambson is the Director and Curator of the Emmanuel Gallery of Art at the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to his position at CU Denver, Jeff was Curator of Contemporary Art at the BYU Museum of Art, the most-attended university art museum in North America. He also worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, the nation’s museum of modern and contemporary art. Lambson has curated many acclaimed exhibitions, including Mirror Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self; We Could Be Heroes: the Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art; Work To Do; Think Flat: Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami; No Place Like Home, and many others. Lambson is the recipient of the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award for Service in the Arts and was named by Salt Lake Magazine as one of Utah’s most significant people of the past 20 years. His work has received publicity in W magazine, Art Ltd, Artforum, Sunset, and BBC’s The Culture Show. Jeff is married to Ann Lambson, Interpretive Specialist for Architecture and Design at the Denver Art Museum, and they live in Denver, Colorado with their daughter. 


Gallery Interns & Assistants

Aimee Andrews

Andrews is a graduate student in the Master of Humanities program, with a concentration in Visual Studies. She is concurrently earning a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. As an undergraduate, Andrews’ thesis dealt with emotion in postmodern activist art associated with the 1980s AIDS crisis. She has worked with digital collections, and is interested in the intersections of technology, art, and social and political issues, including intersectional feminist and LGBTQ activism.

Katelyn Odenheimer


Mercedes Coon

I'm junior at CU Denver majoring in Art History with a minor in studios arts. I will be assisting Jeff Lambson in researching, organizing exhibitions, displaying art works, and working with art pieces and the artists. I'm looking forward to gaining the experience I need for my future career field.


Elizabeth Roths


Kara Rossi

My name is Kara Rossi, I am an Art History major (graduating in May) at UCD and I was born in Michigan.


Jackie Kauffman


Giovanni Cantor

Hello, my name is Giovanni Cantor and I am an art history major. It is my second semester here at UCD, but I am hoping to wrap up my degree by the end of next spring. Before coming to UCD, I went to school at CU Boulder, and I also received my associate degree, in studio art, at CCD. 


Emily Joern