Dr. Mitzi K. Kirkland-Ives


Art and Design

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Art and Design
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 2005, University of California, Santa Barbara 
  • MA, 1998, Indiana University


  • ART 271 History of Western Art I
  • ART 274 Survey of Asian Art
  • ART 382 Survey of Islamic Art
  • ART/MST 388 The Museum: History and Perspectives
  • ART 472 Medieval Art
  • ART 475 Art of the Renaissance
  • ART 478 Baroque Art
  • ART 492 Methodology of Art History/Art and Theory

Professional experience

Selected publications 

  • “Hans Memling” and “Van der Weyden.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation. Ed. Margaret King. New York: Oxford University Press. 2015 and 2016.
  • In the Footsteps of Christ: Hans Memling’s Passion Narratives and the Devotional Imagination in the Early Modern Netherlands. Proteus: Studies in Early Modern Identity Formation, 5 (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2013).
  • Death, Torture, and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300-1650. John R. Decker and Mitzi Kirkland-Ives, eds. Visual Culture in Early Modernity (Ashgate, 2014). 
  • "The Suffering Christ and Visual Mnemonics in Netherlandish Devotions” in Death, Torture, and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300-1650 (Ashgate, 2014).
  • “Anselm Adornes’ Jerusalem Pilgrimage and the Jeruzalemkapel of Bruges” in Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam (Chicago: Serindia Press, 2010), 179-81.
  • “Alternate Routes: Theme and Variation in Early Modern Stational Devotions.” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Vol. 40 No. 1 (2009): 249-70.
  • “Capell nuncapato Jherusalem noviter Brugis: The Adornes family of Bruges and Holy Land Devotion.” Sixteenth Century Journal Vol. XXXIX No. 4 (Winter 2008): 1041-64.

Research and professional interests

  • Art history
  • Early modern art in the north
  • Print culture
  • Medieval and Renaissance religious practice and the arts
  • History of collections

Awards and honors

  • Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship, 2003-04