Charles Venable resigned last week as the head of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Newfields (IMA) over a racially biased phrase in a job posting. The original job posting used the words “core, white art audience”. The phrase has since been replaced with “traditional core art audience”.
Here’s a screenshot of the posting before, the change:
On February 13th, the museum tweeted about the incident before Venable’s resignation:
— Newfields (@NewfieldsToday) February 13, 2021
A few days later, a letter was released from the IMA Board of Trustees and Board of