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Marcia Tucker papers, 1973-1994

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Creator:
Tucker, Marcia, 1940-2006
Subject:
Allen, Richard
Bourgeois, Louise
Brown, Joan
Johnson, James W.
Melamid, Bruce
Pindell, Howardena
Ratz, Markus
Snyder, Joan
Staley, Earl
Staley, Suzanne
Weber, Idelle Lois
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.4 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of curator and museum director Marcia Tucker measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1973-1994. The collection documents Tucker's tenure as the director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York through artists' files, correspondence, project files, printed material, and photographs. The papers also reflect Tucker's activities as an advocate for women in the arts.
Artists' files include correspondence, artists' statements, exhibition lists, press releases, printed material, and photographs of artwork. There is extensive correspondence with Richard M. Allen, James W. Johnson, Bruce Melamid, and Earl and Suzanne Staley.
Correspondence consists of a mix of professional and personal letters between Tucker and artists, business colleagues, and friends. Correspondence relating to the founding of the New Museum includes draft versions of the mission statement. Among the notable correspondents are: Louise Bourgeois, Joan Brown, Howardena Pindell, Markus Raetz, Joan Snyder, and Idelle Weber. Project files reflect Marcia Tucker's activities as an educator, writer, and advocate for women's role in the arts.
Photographs include an inscribed photograph to Marcia Tucker from Raymond Lark.
Citation:
Marcia Tucker papers, 1973-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Marcia Tucker conducted by Paul Cummings, Aug. 11-Sept. 8, 1978.
Biography Note:
Curator and museum director Marcia Tucker (1940-2006) lived and worked in New York.
Provenance:
Donated in 2000 by Marcia Tucker.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Authors
Educators
Museum directors
Photographs
Women museum curators
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6317
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)224631
AAA_collcode_tuckmarc
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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