UMass Boston Professor Honored for his Work Curating Claude Monet Exhibit
February 14, 2011
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Claude Monet: Late Work, a show curated by UMass Boston Professor of Art Paul Hayes Tucker, has been named Best Show in a Commercial Gallery in New York by the U.S. section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA).
The show is housed in the Gagosian Gallery.
Winning projects were voted on by the 400 active association members. Each year, in a widely covered event, AICA-USA presents museums, galleries, and alternative spaces with Best Show awards. AICA is the only organization to award excellence in museum and gallery exhibitions.
Professor Tucker created a video introduction to this amazing exhibit.
Tucker, who has taught art history at UMass Boston since 1978, is currently The Paul Hayes Tucker Distinguished Professor of Art, a Chair established in his name by two Boston patrons of the arts, Barbara Lee and Ellen Poss. He has been hailed by Time Magazine as one of America’s foremost authorities on Claude Monet and Impressionism.
He also founded Arts on the Point in 1997, a distinguished collection of sculptures by internationally renowned artists that are housed across the UMass Boston campus.