Alex Marr

Marr, Alexander Brier


Research Interests
  • Native North American art
  • American modernisms
  • history of anthropology
Dissertation Project

“Aesthetics of Dwelling: Native Architecture in American Visual Culture”

Select Publications
  • "Scales of Vision: Kiowa Model Tipis and the Mooney Commission," Winterthur Portfolio 49, nos. 2/3 (Summer/Autumn 2015), 93–125
  • "Will Wilson: Toward a Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange,"Afterimage 41, no. 4 (2014), 26–27
  • "Changing Hands, Shifting Paradigms: Materiality, Craft, and Identity in Twenty First-Century Native Art,” with Janet Berlo, American Indian Art Magazine 38, 3 (Summer 2013): 58-69
  • “Introduction to ‘Making Sense of Visual Culture,’” with Alicia Inez Guzmán, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, Issue 18 (Spring 2013)
  • “Exhibition Review: Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast,” Museum Anthropology Review 6.1 (2012): 87-88
  • “Introduction to the AIDS Education Poster Collection,” website of the AIDS Educational Poster Collection, University of Rochester, October 2011
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship in Native American Art, Portland Art Museum, Oregon
  • Phillips Fund for Native American Research, American Philosophical Society
  • Henry Luce Foundation Award, University of Rochester
  • Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women and Gender Studies Travel Grant, University of Rochester
  • Humanities Project Grant, College Dean’s Office, University of Rochester
  • Predoctoral Fellowship for Historians of American Arts to Travel Abroad, Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art
  • Celeste Hughes Bishop Award for Distinction in Graduate Studies, University of Rochester
  • Jimmy Jones Intern Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • Ways of Seeing: Art of the Americas (Fall 2012), University of Rochester
  • Picturing AIDS and Its Publics: Posters from the Atwater Collection, Rare Books Library, University of Rochester (2012)
  • Theatres of Memory: Edward Curtis’s The North American Indian, Rare Books Library, University of Rochester (2011)