Alexander Brier Marr joined the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2016 as assistant curator for Native American art.
Marr served as Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum, where contributed major research to a forthcoming traveling exhibition of the Axel Rasmussen Collection of Northwest Coast art. He co-edited an extensively revised 2016 edition of “Art of the North American Indians: The Thaw Collection at the Fenimore Museum.”
Marr received a doctorate from the University of Rochester. He received his master’s degree in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester and an undergraduate degree in Art History with honors from Beloit College.
Notable media appearances and mentions
- Artist combines history, tradition and current events in new piece on exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune, April 24, 2019)
- How the West Was Wove (Ladue News, Jan. 10, 2019)
- Native American Plains Art of the Early Reservation Era at the Saint Louis Art Museum (Missouri Humanities, Spring/Summer 2018)
- Midwest offers rich exhibitions of Native American art (St. Louis Jewish Light, Aug. 24, 2017)