The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

In Memoriam: Jeanette Ingberman

It is with tremendous sadness that we mark the passing of Jeanette Ingberman, co-founder and Executive Director of New York’s Exit Art. Jeanette’s impact on the non-profit arts field was profound and her influence widespread. Over the course of nearly thirty years at Exit Art she provided opportunities to hundreds of artists early in their careers, nurtured a new generation of curators and inspired colleagues around the country with her bold and inventive programs.  Her unyielding determination, her optimistic vision and her generous spirit will be greatly missed.

The New York Observer’s article on Jeanette’s life can be found here.



Image: Founders Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman at Exit Art, 578 Broadway, Manhattan, 1986 (via Exit Art)

  • Kate Hackman

    I remember vividly the first time i met jeanette at 548 broadway – steaming gold scarves and bright pink lipstick. over my 3 years at exit art – my first “artworld

     job – jeanette was a mentor and an inspiration, and she and colo introduced me to an incredible spectrum of people and places that represented their new york. i learned so much from her and will miss her greatly.