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Indianapolis Museum of Art appoints Jonathan Wright as new Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources

Jonathan Wright

Wright to join Museum’s senior leadership team in early March


INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 6, 2016— Dr. Charles L. Venable, the IMA’s Melvin & Bren Simon Director & CEO, announced today that Jonathan M. Wright has been named the institution’s Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources following a national search.

Jonathan Wright holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University where he graduated magna cum laude in ornamental horticulture. He also completed Longwood Gardens’ Professional Gardener Program and the Getty Leadership Institute’s Museum Leaders: The Next Generation Program. He is a non-profit garden specialist who has distinguished himself in the horticultural field through his creativity and extensive knowledge of plants and international garden design.

Previous to his IMA appointment, Wright was a horticulturist for nearly 12 years at The Chanticleer Foundation in Wayne, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia. The Chanticleer Foundation maintains and advances its mission through a 48-acre “Pleasure
Garden.” Originally the garden was the private estate of the Rosengarten family, who made a fortune in the pharmaceutical business...