Suzanne "Susie" Maxwell, who has overseen strategic fundraising efforts at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art for the past seven years, is stepping down, the museum announced Thursday.
The dismissal of five full-time workers marks the first layoffs for the downtown museum since 2009. But the Eiteljorg is preparing to launch a 5-year campaign to boost its $20 million endowment, a move that could stabilize operating revenue for future years.
The works of five selected artists are on display at the museum, which showcases western art and the works of Native Americans. Past fellowship shows have served to increase the museum’s world-class collection of Native American contemporary art. No doubt some of these pieces will find a permanent home here.