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Author Tucker, Marcia.

Title A short life of trouble : forty years in the New York art world / Marcia Tucker ; edited, and with an afterword, by Liza Lou
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Prologue; one / 1945-1956; two / 1957-1959; three / 1960-1962; four / 1963-1964; five / 1965-1968; six / 1969-1970; seven / 1970-1974; eight / 1974-1976; nine / 1977-1980; ten / 1980-1983; eleven / 1983-1984; twelve / 1984-1993; thirteen / 1994-1995; fourteen / 1997; fifteen / 1998-2004; afterword by liza lou; author's acknowledgments; editor's acknowledgments; index; credits
Summary This engrossing memoir brings to vivid life the behind-the-scenes struggles of Marcia Tucker, the first woman to be hired as a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the founder of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. Tucker came of age in the 1960s, and this spirited account of her life draws the reader directly into the burgeoning feminist movement and the excitement of the New York art world during that time. Her own new ways of thinking led her to take principled stands that have changed the way art museums consider contemporary art. As curator of painting and sc
Notes Includes index
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Subject Tucker, Marcia.
Art critics -- United States -- Biography.
Art museum curators -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Lou, Liza, 1969-
ISBN 0520942191 (electronic bk.)
9780520942196 (electronic bk.)