Mark A. Tullos Jr.
Mark A. Tullos Jr. was born on January 19, 1961 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but has roots in Grant Parish, Louisiana.
was educated at LSU
and had attended Stephen F. Austin State University graduate school in Nacogdoches, Texas.
After ten years in the museum field at The Alexandria [Louisiana] Museum of Art and The Museum of East Texas
[Lufkin, Texas], where he
was executive director, Mark A. Tullos Jr.
and family joined WAMA
in November 1990.
In Lufkin, he
ran a capital campaign, which raised $1.1 million dollars for additional building and remodeling the facility.
is married to Susan Browning of Pass Christian, Mississippi. (The Ocean Springs Record, November 1, 1990, p. 1)
Mark A. Tullos Jr. left WAMA in 1993 for the The Alexandria [Louisiana] Museum of Art where he was named executive director.
In December 2005, he is deputy director of the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Mark A. Tullos Jr.
Mark A Tullos, Jr., presently the Interim Director of the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has served as Director for art museums and visual arts organizations for the past 21 years.
Before returning to Louisiana in 2003, he was Executive Director of The Art Center, Waco, Texas and The Robert and Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center, Florida.
He has also served as director for other museums in the south including the Alexandria Museum of Art located in Alexandria, Louisiana (Accredited by the AAM).
eight-year administration, the Alexandria Museum of Art
completed a six million dollar campaign for the expansion of museum facilities and the creation of a larger operations endowment.
The new 21,500 sq. ft. facility located in central Louisiana, opened March 7, 1998.
Tullos also served as the founding director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and the Executive Director of The Museum of East Texas in Lufkin, Texas.
Each underwent major capital campaigns and facility expansion under his
Tullos has also served as curator and juror for a number of exhibitions of contemporary art over the past two decades.
In 1995, he
was the recipient of the Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence given by the American Association of Museums
, Washington, DC.
The Nancy Hanks Award is designed to recognize one museum professional each year that demonstrates outstanding professional excellence.
The award is named after the late chair of the National Endowment for the Arts
He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University, and has conducted graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University.
In 1999, he
completed the intense three-week Museum Management Institute conducted by the Getty on the campus of University of California, Berkeley
He has served as a member of the advisory board for the Museum Loan Network at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the honors committee of the American Association of Museums (AAM), a panelist for the National Museum Service Board, and a peer reviewer for A.A.M., Institute of Museum and Library Services and the state arts commissions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida.
also is active as a field reviewer for the Accreditation and Museum Assessment programs of the American Association of Museums
In the community, he serves as President of the Lafayette Parish Library Control Board, the Treasurer for the Louisiana Association of Museums and an Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Lafayette.
The Ocean Springs Record, "Museum of art hires executive director [Mark Tullos]", November 1, 1990.