Curator: The Exhibitionist

If you follow photography, where Anne Wilkes Tucker is going next is something you need to know

One way to think about museum curators is to imagine those giant black slabs in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Picture offstage mentors who direct the rest of us in our evolution toward higher awareness. At the shows they organize you see what they choose for you to see, along paths they lay out. You just don't notice their holding your hand.

Actually, no, forget that. Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator of photography at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, is nothing like a giant black slab. She's gracious, enthusiastic and cultivated. No slab in our experience has anything like her laugh, which...

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