Marcia Tucker

Art Critic
Born Apr 11, 1940

Marcia Tucker was the founding director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art from 1977 to 1999, a museum located in New York City, dedicated to innovative art and artistic practice.

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1940 Birth Born on April 11, 1940.


1969 29 Years Old Ms. Tucker was Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Whitney Museum of American Art from 1969 to 1977, where she organized major exhibitions of the work of Bruce Nauman, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Richard Tuttle, and Jack Tworkov among others.


1984 44 Years Old In 1984, she was chosen as the U.S. Commissioner for the 41st Venice Biennale.


1999 59 Years Old She received the Skowhegan Governors Award for Lifetime Service to the Arts (1988), was the 1999 recipient of the Bard College Award for Curatorial Achievement, and the Art Table Award for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts in 2000.


2003 63 Years Old She was also awarded three Yaddo fellowships in 2003, ’04, and ’05. … Read More
2005 65 Years Old …  While living in Santa Barbara, California, she was a critic in residence in the Fine Arts Department and Graduate Studies: Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design from 2005-2006. … Read More
2006 67 Years Old Died on October 17, 2006.
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