Oral history interview with Marcia Tucker, 1978 August 11-September 8
Tucker, Marcia, 1940-2006
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 218 pages.
Sound quality of the first tape is poor. Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hr., 20 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Marcia Tucker conducted 1978 August 11-September 8, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Ms. Tucker speaks of many aspects of her life. She starts with the incredible poverty she has experienced at times as a young girl and a married woman. She recalls her work with women's organizations and tells us she was in at the start of the women's movement in the USA. She talks about the people she has met, her time in France, her work as a curator at the Whitney and starting the New Museum.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Marcia Tucker, 1978 August 11-September 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Marcia Tucker (1940-2006) art historian and curator of New York, N.Y.
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001