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Episode 20: Pamela Ambrose

Release date: August 30, 2016

Pamela Ambrose has had a distinguished career as a curator and museum director. On the occasion of her retirement as Director of the Loyola University Museum of Art in Chicago, Ambrose joined MOCRA Director Terrence Dempsey, SJ, to look back over her distinguished career managing both galleries and museums, and talk about her enduring interest in the intersection of art and the spiritual dimension.

The Conversation

Audio Extra: Lewis deSoto's Paranirvana

Audio Extra: Art and Alzheimer's

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Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana
DoDo Jin Ming: Land and Sea
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Producer: David Brinker
Recording Engineer and Editor: Mike Schrand
Host: Linda Kennedy
Theme and Incidental Music: Stephen James Neale
Listening Guide: David Brinker


Pamela Ambrose Pamela Ambrose was involved with the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York in its formative years in the 1980s, implementing special events and collector's programs. She also served as director of two prominent New York galleries: the Monique Knowlton Gallery and the Rose Esman Gallery.

Ambrose was the Executive Director of the Samuel Cupples House at Saint Louis University from 1996 to 2004. She served from 2005 until her retirement in August 2016 as Director of Cultural Affairs at Loyola University in Chicago and the Founding Director of the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA).