The Art Institute of Chicago announced today that Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Martha Tedeschi–both accomplished Art Institute curators with specialties in earlier prints and drawings and American modern prints and drawings, respectively–have been appointed to key positions within the Department of Prints and Drawings. Suzanne Folds McCullagh, who joined the department in 1975, will become the Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of Prints and Drawings , effective immediately. As head of the department, McCullagh succeeds Douglas Druick, who was selected as the Art Institute’s President and Eloise W. Martin Director in August 2011. Martha Tedeschi, who joined the department in 1982, will become the new Prince Trust Curator in Prints and Drawing–the curatorship previously held by Druick–effective immediately.
In making the appointments, Druick said: “Both Suzanne and Martha were members of the Department of Prints and Drawings when I arrived at the Art Institute in 1985. I have always admired and valued their expertise, intellectual rigor, and collegiality, and together we have shaped one of the most active and esteemed departments of its kind in any museum. I am thrilled to recognize Suzanne’s and Martha’s achievements with these appointments. This is a department very close to my heart, as it was my first home at the museum more than two decades ago, and I look forward to watching the department continue to flourish in the coming years.”