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Mann III., Crawford Alexander

Curator of Prints and Drawings


Alex Mann is responsible for research, exhibitions, and acquisitions related to SAAM's collection of prints, drawings, and watercolors dating from the 18th century to the present. His research interests include Italian American artistic exchange on the Grand Tour, artists of the American South, the impact of East Asian watercolor and printmaking traditions on American art, art and religion, and the evolving visual constructions of masculinity, femininity, and gender.

Geographic Focus

International Audience Summary of Expertise

  • International artistic exchange is a key dimension of Mann's research, including travel, tourism, immigration, expatriate artist communities, cross-cultural and multi-lingual art societies, multi-national exhibition contexts (such as world's fairs), international circulation of art objects, histories of collecting, and the political, economic, and social structures of power that shape relations between nations, communities, and individuals.