She has recently been appointed to the Drawings Committee of the Harvard Art Museums and as a Director of the Old Masters Society of the Art Institute of Chicago.
WINNETKA, IL, November 09, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Suzanne McCullagh with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. McCullagh celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. McCullagh began her museum career as a summer intern in Public Education with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1972. In 1974, she served as a summer intern in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago and upon returning for her second year of graduate studies at Harvard later that year, she held the position there of Curatorial Assistant in Charge of the Print Department. From 1975 to 1979, she served as Curatorial Assistant for the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, progressing to Assistant Curator from 1979 to 1984, and Associate Curator from 1985 to 1987. Additionally, from 1980 to 1982, she worked as a co-coordinator of the Art Institute's Self-Study and Long-Range Plan.
In 1987, Dr. McCullagh was appointed Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings, a position which was endowed in 2001 as the Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curatorship. In 2011, she was appointed as the Chair and Department Head of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute. She retired from the museum in 2016. Later that year, she was appointed Director of the Gray Collection Trust.
Prior to embarking on her career, Dr. McCullagh received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1973. She spent the academic year 1971–72 at Williams College. She then earned her Master of Arts in 1974 and her Ph.D. in 1981 from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. McCullagh served as Adjunct Professor of Art at Northwestern University 1983–84, and as Visiting Lecturer for the Department of Art at the University of Chicago in 1985, 19987, 1994, 2001, and 2007. In 2012 she was honored to serve as the Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies at Smith College.
Dr. McCullagh is a regular contributor of articles to professional journals as well as a frequent lecturer. An authority on the drawings of Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724–1780), she has a number of publications to her credit, including Italian Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago (1979), Degas in The Art Institute of Chicago (1984), and Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago (1997). In addition to her museum career, she was on the board of directors of the Print Council of America from 1982 to 1985. From 1985 to 2006, she served on the visiting committee at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She also was chair of the art committee at the North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois from 1987 to 2001, and served as a trustee of that school from 1988 to 1999. She has recently been appointed to the Drawings Committee of the Harvard Art Museums and as a Director of the Old Masters Society of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dr. McCullagh was also a trustee of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, from 2000 to 2017, serving on the executive committee from 2002 to 2004. From 2002 to 2010, she was active as a trustee for the Northeast Harbor Library in Mount Desert, Maine. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. McCullagh she served as a trustee of the Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts, also serving as chair of the Parents' Association. From 2008 to 2012, she served as a Trustee of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Dr. McCullagh was a director of the Harvard Club of Chicago from 1995 to 2005 and has been a member of the Arts Club of Chicago since 1977, serving as a director from 2008 to 2017. She is a member of the Emeritus Board of the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. McCullagh has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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