Senior curator of photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Malcolm Daniel, will become the photography curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He will succeed Anne Wilkes Tucker, the founding director of the photography department, who will retire in June of 2015. Tucker, who has led the MFA's photography department since 1976, has organized more than 40 exhibitions, including the influential History of Japanese Photography in 2003, and most recently, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath, which travels to the Brooklyn Museum of Art November 8.
Daniel joins the MFA in December, and he and Tucker will work together until her retirement. A preeminent scholar in 19th-century photography, Daniel has curated some 25 exhibitions at the Met in his 23 years at the institution, including exhibitions on Edouard Baldus, Edgar Degas, Roger Fenton and most recently, Julia Margaret Cameron, on view at the Met through January 5.