The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has announced that Kevin W. Tucker has been promoted to the position of The Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, effective November 1. Tucker joined the Dallas Museum of Art as curator of decorative arts and design in 2003. He has more than twenty years of experience in the field and is a specialist in American decorative arts and design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Currently co-organizing the first retrospective of industrial designer Peter Muller-Munk, in 2010 Tucker authored the catalogue and nationally touring exhibition Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement, a major study of one of the seminal figures in early 20th-century design. Tucker has lectured and written on various aspects of modern design and was the DMA’s project director and co-curator for the nationally touring exhibition Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design.
“Kevin’s work over the last decade has firmly established the decorative arts and design program in Dallas as one of the finest of its type in the country,” said DMA Director Maxwell L. Anderson. “For his many efforts as a leader in his field, we are very pleased to recognize Kevin with this promotion.”