Art Institute of Chicago names curator new president

Chicago Sun-Times
Posted1/28/2016 5:11 PM

The board of the Art Institute of Chicago has named James Rondeau, a curator and scholar who has led two of the museum's 11 curatorial departments during his 18-year tenure with the institution, as its new president.

Rondeau, 46, currently the chair and curator of modern and contemporary art for the institute, will succeed Douglas Druick, who announced in October that he would retire after more than 30 years at the museum.


"James has proven himself one of the most innovative and accomplished curators and museum leaders anywhere," said board chairman Robert M. Levy. "He understands with great insight what makes the Art Institute so powerfully exceptional--the parallel strengths of our founding encyclopedic vision and our remarkable dedication to art of the moment."

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