Joy Tucker grew up in eastern New Mexico. Her love for exhibitions was influenced from an early education in an art infused school. After graduating high school, she received a Bachelor of Art in History – Museum Studies with a minor in Graphic Design from the University of Central Oklahoma. Joy interned with the Oklahoma Museum of Arts in Marketing and Communications. She also interned twice with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The first with Junior Curator practices in Culture and Community Life, followed by Museum Management and Installation. Joy aspires to incorporate Afro-Diasporic arts and culture within national museum institutions.
Project: Joy will work on programming that marks the 100th Year of Remembrance of the Tulsa Race Massacre ,and will assist on Curatorial tasks for forthcoming exhibitions, tours, and publication production.