After editing and then apologizing for an insensitive job posting that appeared on a recruiting site, Charles L. Venable, the president of Newfields, the 152-acre campus that is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, has resigned.
“We are ashamed of Newfields’ leadership and of ourselves,” the museum’s board of trustees and board of governors said in a statement on its website Wednesday, in which they said they had accepted Venable’s resignation. “We have ignored, excluded, and disappointed members of our community and staff. We pledge to do better.”
“We thank him for his service and agree that his resignation is necessary for Newfields to become the cultural institution our community needs and deserves,” the statement said.
Venable, 60, has led the museum as director and chief executive since 2012; he took on the newly created position of president of Newfields earlier this year. Jerry Wise, the museum’s chief