Anne Wilkes Tucker
Curator of Photography
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
Anne Wilkes Tucker received undergraduate degrees from Randolph Macon Woman's College and Rochester Institute of Technology and a graduate degree from the Visual Studies Workshop, a division of the State University of New York. After working in various museums and universities, she joined The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1976 and is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator. She founded the museum's Photography Department that now has a collection of over 28,000 photographs. She has curated over forty exhibitions, most of which were accompanied by a publication, most recently including the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographs of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath and its award winning catalogue. She has contributed essays to monographs and catalogues and published many articles. She has lectured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America and been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Getty Center, the Harry Ransom Center, and the Dora Maar House.
In 2001, in an issue devoted to "America's Best", TIME magazine honored her as "America's Best Curator". She was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Focus Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2006 and received an Alumnae Achievement Award from Randolph Macon Woman's College. In 2011 she received an honorary doctorate from the College at Brockport State University of New York.