Scott Bradford Montgomery

Associate Professor

Art History—Medieval and Renaissance

What I do

I teach Medieval and Renaissance Art History. I research the art of medieval saints cults and 1960s psychedelic poster art.

Professional Biography

I was born. I study. I teach.


  • Ph.D., Art History (Medieval), Rutgers University, 1996
  • MA, Italian Renaissance Art, Syracuse University, 1988
  • BA, Art History, Pomona College, 1985

Professional Affiliations

  • International Center of Medieval Art

Featured Publications

Montgomery, S. B. (1997). “Mittite capud matrem meum ut osculateur eum: The Form and Meaning of the Reliquary Bust of St. Just,” . Gesta, 36 (1), 48-64.
Montgomery, S. B. (2009). Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne. Relics, Reliquaries and the Visual Culture of Group Sanctity in Late Medieval Europe (Whitney: Peter Lang Press, 2009). WHitney, England: Peter Lang Press.
Montgomery, S. B., & Bauer, A. A. (2012). Casting Our Own Shadows: Recreating the Medieval Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela . New Orleans, LA, USA: University Press of the South.
Montgomery, S. B. (2012). “Signifying the Ineffable: Rock Poster Art and Psychedelic Counterculture in San Francisco”. In West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in American Art, 1965-1977, Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner, eds., Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012, 360-382. (pp. 360-382). Minneapolis, MN, USA: University of Minnesota Press.
Montgomery, S. B. (2019). The Joint Show: High Art in the Summer of Love. The Sixties, 11(2), 183-222.


Seed to Flower: The Birth of Psychedelic Poster Art
  • San Francisco, CA
Visual Trips: The Psychedelic Poster Movement in San Francisco

Curated and conceived exhibition of psychedelic poster art, built around a substantial loan of rare and previously unseen material. The exhibition - Visual Trips: The Psychedelic Poster Movement in San Francisco - runs October 2, 2014 - November 16, 2014 at the Victoria Myrhen Gallery at the University of Denver.

  • Denver, CO USA
Lee Conklin: Fifty Years of Psychedelic Art

Curated art exhibition of 49 posters and drawings

  • San Francisco, CA
The Denver Dog: Rock Posters and Music in Denver 1967-68

Exhibition of 21 posters and about a dozen photographs

  • Denver, CO
The Family Dog Denver - 50 years

This was a Pop-Up exhibition of the Family Dog Denver Posters, staged in conjunction with the 50th Reunion of the Family Dog Denver. The show consisted of 18 posters plus photographs and ephemera. This was only the second time that this poster series has been collectively displayed as the focus of an exhibition.(The first time was the 2015 exhibit that I curated at the Byers-Evans House Gallery).

  • Denver


  • What’s In a Name? Navigating Nomenclature in the Cult of St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins
  • The Saint and the King: Relics, Reliquaries, and Late Medieval Coronation in Aachen and Székesfehervár
  • High Art in the Summer of Love: The Joint Show and the Psychedelic Poster Movement
  • From Seed to Flower: The Evolution of the Psychedelic Poster in San Francisco Before the Summer of Love
  • Mittite capud meum…ad matrem meum ut osculateur eum: The Form and Meaning of the Reliquary Bust of St. Just