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James Rondeau Named President and Director of Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has named James Rondeau its new president and director. A curator of contemporary art at the institute’s museum for nearly two decades, he has also chaired the contemporary art department since 2004. At the museum, Rondeau has organized shows featuring Charles Ray, Cy Twombly, and Jasper Johns, among other artists.

He was also crucial in brokering Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson’s record-breaking gift to the museum, a gift discussed last year on