Anne Wilkes Tucker
Curator Emerita of Photography
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
Anne Wilkes Tucker is Curator Emerita of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she founded the photography department in 1976. The museum’s collection now comprises 30,000 photographs made on all seven continents.
Ms. Tucker has curated more than forty exhibitions, including retrospectives of the work of Brassaï, Louis Faurer, Robert Frank, George Krause, Ray K. Metzker, Chen Changfen, and Richard Misrach, as well as important surveys, including ones on the Czech Avant Garde, contemporary Korean Photography, a history of Japanese Photography and WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographs of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. Most of these exhibitions were accompanied by publications.
She has also published many articles and lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Getty Center. She received an Alumnae Achievement Award from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Griffin Museum of Photography and from the Houston Fine Arts Fair, and in 2001, TIME magazine listed her as America’s Best Curator in an issue devoted to “America’s Best”.