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Douglas Druick to Step Down as President and Director of Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago’s president and director, Douglas Druick, will step down from his job when a replacement has been found, according to Steve Johnson in the Chicago Tribune.

Druick began at the museum in 1985 and has led it since 2011, during which he helped procure the biggest gift of art in the museum’s history: a collection forty-two contemporary artworks from Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, valued at $400 million.

“I have been deeply proud to lead one of the finest museums in the world and to work for three decades with an exceptional cadre of remarkably talented museum colleagues,” said Druick.

The museum’s board chairman, Bob Levy, said, “Douglas is one of the most respected, thoughtful, and innovative museum leaders in the world. He has made extraordinary contributions to the development of the Art Institute.”