Yesterday morning Indianapolis Museum of Art director Charles Venable laid off 21 people, 11 percent of the museum's staff. The cuts, which seem to have been made because the IMA is unwilling to spend a reasonable level of endowment funds in order to continue to fulfill its mission at a high level, and/or because the museum's board is too willing to live off of the generosity of past donors rather than continue to support the museum's present and future, will impact virtually every part of the IMA.
This afternoon, Venable posted this to Twitter.
Pro tip: Six hours after you lay off staff, don't tweet about your wonderful lunch.
- Tyler Green, BLOUIN ARTINFO
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