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Conversations @ the Center
Intersections: Art, Science and Technology

Galveston Arts Center's lecture series, Conversations @ the Center, returns Thursday, January 26. The 2017 series will feature speakers on the topic of the intersection of art, science, and technology. All events are free and open to the public.
Alex Goss and J Hill
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:30 PM
Robert Proctor
Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:00 PM
Anne Wilkes Tucker
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:30 PM
Adela Andea and Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola
Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:30 PM

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | 6:30PM
Anne Tucker

Art and the Digital Age: Another Tool, a Diversion, Who Decides?

Anne Wilkes Tucker is Curator Emerita of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). She became the museum’s first curator of photography in 1976, establishing the museum’s nascent photography department; she was later named the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography. During the course of her long tenure at the MFAH, Tucker curated over 40 exhibitions and wrote countless books, catalog essays and scholarly articles. She increased the museum’s photography holdings to more than 30,000 photographs representing 4000 artists on 7 continents, and built the collection into one of the finest in the world. Today Anne Wilkes Tucker is recognized as a leader in the photography field, well known for her passion and groundbreaking exhibitions and publications. Among her many awards and honors, was the 2001 Time magazine designation as America’s Best Curator as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Getty Center.

Join us April 26th for Ms. Tucker’s insightful presentation and a discussion on the role that changing technology has had on contemporary art and photography.


Support for GAC comes from: The Brown Foundation, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Fondren Foundation, The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Houston Endowment, The Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation, The Robert W. and Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Save America's Treasures, The Moody Foundation, The Susan Vaugn Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, The Texas Historical Commission, and numerous individuals