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New York art critic, writer to speak

Marcia Tucker, a freelance art critic, writer and lecturer living and working in New York City, will give two free talks on Wednesday, Nov. 16. At noon, Tucker will speak on her memoir in progress, A Short Life of Trouble, at the Miami University Art Museum.

Tucker will speak on “The Language of Objects” at 4:30 p.m. in 100 Laws Hall.

Tucker was founder and director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art from 1977 to 1999, where she organized major exhibitions including “The Time of Our Lives” (1999), “A Labor of Love” (1996), and “Bad Girls” (1994).

Tucker has taught, lectured and published widely, receiving numerous awards for her work. She also led another life as “Miss Mannerist,” a stand-up comic who dispensed advice for career-impaired artists and visually challenged curators.

Tucker's visit to Miami is co-sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures, Center for Writing Excellence, art museum and School of Interdisciplinary Studies as part of the CAWC “Power of Language” series. For more information, call 9-8309.

Date Published: 11/10/2005
Volume: 25   Number: 15

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