ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP
Margaret Horgan to oversee landmarked house, gardens, grounds, property and art collection
(West Palm Beach, Fla) – Margaret Horgan has been named managing director for the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, according to ANSG Board of Trustees’ chairman, Frances Fisher. Horgan was promoted to her new role in late spring. She now reports directly to the board of trustees and has general oversight of and responsibility for the financial and physical well-being of all the assets of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, including its landmarked house, gardens, grounds, property and art collection.
Located at 253 Barcelona Road in the historic El Cid neighborhood of West Palm Beach, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a non-profit foundation established in 1977 by resident sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982).
“It feels like Ann herself is smiling on this decision,” said Fisher. “Margaret has been sharing Ann’s story as the Garden’s director of community engagement for the last eight years. She is beloved by our members and guests alike, and so respected in our community. She has been instrumental in much of our success, and her long-time history with our organization made her the perfect candidate for this new leadership position.”
A West Palm Beach resident, Horgan’s former role for ANSG included oversight of the Gardens Conservancy and general membership; marketing and communications; donor relations; and events and programming including Literacy Days, Garden Days, Sculpture in Motion, Evening in the Gardens and exhibition openings. She is a graduate of Guilford College in NC, and her 20-year career includes roles in events, marketing and development.
“My upbringing truly prepared me for my time at ANSG,” said Horgan. “My mother is an artist and my father was a career Naval officer and American history buff. As a child I fondly recall visiting every major art museum and battlefield on the east coast; each stop was followed by lively a conversation about those important moments in history and their role in shaping the communities we visited. Working in a place that holds so much history, where I am surrounded by incredible and changing art, and where I am able to connect with and support our community, feels special every day.”