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In Memory: Jeanette Ingberman

29 Aug 2011

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Jeanette Ingberman at Exit Art, which she founded with the artist Papo Colo. Photo courtesy of Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times.

We were so saddened to hear that Jeanette Ingberman, director of the nonprofit gallery Exit Art, passed away last week. Our director, Fairfax Dorn, began her career at Exit Art, and Jeanette Ingberman was one of her mentors — she showed her “how to create an independent organization that’s not afraid to take risk and have big ideas.” Michael Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, echoed this sentiment: “I have had many teachers over my career. Jeanette was one of the most potent. I hope that young people who wish to work in the arts will study her work for years to come. It is a lesson in creativity supported by discipline, in commitment supported by sacrifice, and, ultimately, of the joy of pursuing one’s own personal mission.” Our deepest condolences to Papo Colo, Ingberman’s friends and family, and everyone at Exit Art. Read more about Ingberman here.