The Art Institute of Chicago has announced the appointment of Ann Goldstein as its deputy director. She will be the institute’s curator for modern and contemporary art. This appointment was a priority for the new director Rondeau who declared: “Ann joins us to lead one department and to bolster efforts to realise our larger strategic goals — global modern and contemporary art, and Asian art, from antiquity to the present… Our mission embraces the global past, the global present, and the global future.”
Ann Goldstein has headed many projects as a curator in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Chicago. Specialised in minimal and conceptual art from the 1960s to 1970s, she was formerly director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from 2010 to 2013, and curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) of Los Angeles for 26 years.
Ann Goldstein joins James Rondeau at the head of the institute and will support him in the Long Range Plan for extension of the museum’s Asian art collection as well as development of international art within the collection.