The unexplained resignations of two prominent board members join a list of unknowns hovering above recent changes at Newfields art museum and gardens.
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Leaders of Indiana Black Expo Inc. and the Indianapolis Urban league said the community is owed more information about the circumstances surrounding the CEO’s departure.
Colette Pierce Burnette was hired in mid-2022 to help ease a race-related controversy that involved her predecessor. A press release issued Friday by Newfields gave no reason for her departure.
Newfields, which is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, will be presenting sponsor for the 2024 Indiana State Fair.
The announcement completes a hiring process that lasted nearly four years and sparked historic changes at Newfields art museum and gardens.
The Dali exhibition and a Van Gogh encore were announced during the annual meeting for the 140-year-old museum.
Kathryn Haigh will succeed John Vanausdall as president and CEO of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
A $3 million gift from life science entrepreneur Kent Hawryluk is spurring the addition of the sculptures at the park known as 100 Acres.
Colette Pierce Burnette sees her hiring as the new president and CEO of Newfields as an example of the difference between equality and the more modern progress toward equity, or the practice of providing fair access and opportunities.
The museum’s annual meeting included the Indianapolis debut of the incoming CEO, the unveiling of what’s next for the Lume and an update on #BlackLivesMatter muralists.
Newfields’ 14-month search for a successor to controversial former CEO Charles Venable is complete. The art museum and gardens announced Tuesday the hiring of Colette Pierce Burnette, the president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.
The arts-and-nature campus at 4000 Michigan Road appears to be the first major cultural attraction in the city to require masks indoors for all staff and guests since the most recent surge in COVID-19 cases began.
The Lume, a permanent exhibition space engineered by Austrialia-based Grande Experiences, will feature 30 works by artist Vincent Van Gogh showcased through floor-to-ceiling projections.
“The Lume” exhibit, which launches July 27, will put visitors in the center of floor-to-ceiling projections of paintings such as “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers” by Vincent van Gogh.
Darrianne Christian in May became the first Black woman to chair the Newfields board of trustees, just months after the art museum and gardens faced an uproar over its handling of race and inclusion issues.
Newfields Board Chair Darrianne Christian, the first Black woman to serve in the role, talks about the museum’s efforts to become more diverse and inclusive.
The museum accepted an offer for the home at 3744 Spring Hollow Road that was above the $2.2 million asking price.
The museum has used the the four-bedroom, eight-bathroom Tudor-style home built in 1922 to house its leader. It’s the first time the property has been on the market since the 1930s.