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Galveston Arts Center
News Release
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Galveston Arts Center’s Lecture Series Continues April 26th

Galveston Arts Center (GAC) continues its lecture series, Conversations @ The Center, on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 PM featuring well-known Houston photography curator, Anne Wilkes Tucker.  Ms. Tucker’s presentation, Art in the Digital Age:  Another Tool, a Diversion, Who Decides? addresses the roles that changing technology has had on contemporary photography.   Audience questions and discussion will follow.  All lectures are held at the GAC and admission is always free.

Conversations @ The Center is an informal lecture series that provides insight into the artistic process and engages audiences in dialogue about visual art. The series features artists and other arts professionals who speak about their work and discuss timely issues in contemporary art. The theme for the 2017 series, Intersections:  Art, Science and Technology, aims to highlight the synergistic link between creative and scientific ideas, and explore some of the ways professional and artistic practices exist at the intersections of these fields.

About Anne Wilkes Tucker:

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.

Other Upcoming Events:  The fifth and final Conversations @ The Center event will be May 25th featuring Houston-based artists, Adela Andea and Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola

For more information, please visit The Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand Street, Galveston, TX, 77550. The Arts Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission is free at all times.

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