Suzanne Folds McCullagh '69 (2004)

Suzanne Folds McCullagh graduated from The North Shore County Day School in 1969. From the day she graduated and took her first steps off the NSCDS campus, Suzanne has dedicated herself to the lifelong study, appreciation, exhibition, publication, teaching and acquisition of Old Master prints and drawings, culminating in a career which has had a significant impact on the world of art in Chicago.

A graduate of Smith College cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Suzanne received her M.A. from Harvard University specializing in Renaissance & Baroque Art in 1974. Thereafter, she was a recipient of the Agnes Mongan Traveling Fellowship in 1977 and was awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard University in June 1981.

Suzanne Folds McCullagh graduated from The North Shore County Day School in 1969. From the day she graduated and took her first steps off the NSCDS campus, Suzanne has dedicated herself to the lifelong study, appreciation, exhibition, publication, teaching and acquisition of Old Master prints and drawings, culminating in a career which has had a significant impact on the world of art in Chicago.

A graduate of Smith College cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Suzanne received her M.A. from Harvard University specializing in Renaissance & Baroque Art in 1974. Thereafter, she was a recipient of the Agnes Mongan Traveling Fellowship in 1977 and was awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard University in June 1981.

In June of 1972, Suzanne began her professional career, moving from an internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, to curatorial assistant in charge of the Print Room at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum. She ultimately returned to The Art Institute of Chicago in 1975 where she has progressed through an exciting line of curatorial positions to that which she holds today, The Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings. Her 2004 exhibition "Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher" brought national attention as well as acclaim to what Suzanne described as the Art Institute's "surprisingly rich collection of Rembrandt prints and drawings."

Suzanne has committed extraordinary time and effort to a career of publishing and teaching. Between 1974 and 2004, she published and/or edited over 40 articles and exhibition catalogues. She has served as Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chicago as well as lecturing extensively at The Art Institute of Chicago, nationally and internationally.

Suzanne has also been an active volunteer in many arenas. She currently serves on the Visiting Committees of the Smith College Museum of Art and the Snite Art Museum of Notre Dame University. She is a Director of the Harvard Club of Chicago and The Arts Club of Chicago, as well as a Trustee of the Groton School, of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and of the Northeast Harbor Library. She is a Member of the Advisory Council of Harvard University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and of the Women's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Her commitment to North Shore as an alumna has been impressive having served as a trustee from 1988-99 and Chair of the School Art Committee from 1987-2001. Currently she is on the Chicago Area Committee that initiated last year the successful NSCDS Lunch in the Loop program and also serves as Reunion Co-Chair for the Class of 1969. The North Shore Country Day School proudly presents the 2004 Francis R. Stanton Alumni Recognition to Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Class of 1969.

Presented October 1, 2004
Elizabeth Ingram '82, President, Alumni Board
The North Shore Country Day School
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North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.

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