"Förderverein Jeanne-Mammen-Stiftung e. V." [Sponsoring Association Jeanne-Mammen-Foundation]
The "Jeanne-Mammen-Gesellschaft e. V." [Jeanne Mammen Society] was registered as a "gemeinnützige Nachlassgesellschaft" [non-profit estate society] by friends of the artist, after her death, in 1976. One of the founder members was Professor Eberhard Roters, renowned art historian and critic, who, at the time, was the director of the Berlinische Galerie, Museum for Modern Art, Photography and Architecture. Since then, some of the most important paintings of Jeanne Mammen are exhibited there, documenting the close ties between the two institutions.
The society's (today: foundation) main responsibilities lie in the management of the entire œuvre of the artist, and the preservation of the comprehensive collection. In order to promote the work of this important, many-faceted female artist in Germany, Europe and other foreign countries, it concentrates on organizing exhibitions and editing publications. So far several individual exhibitions and retrospectives have taken place, as well as frequent participation in collective exhibitions. Jeanne Mammen's sculptures have been cast in bronze, and in 1997 the catalogue raisonné, compiling more than 2.000 titles of her work of art, was published.
The "Jeanne-Mammen-Gesellschaft e. V." [Jeanne Mammen Society] (today: "Förderverein Jeanne-Mammen-Stiftung e. V." [Sponsoring Association Jeanne-Mammen-Foundation]) also maintains the artist's studio (Wohnatelier) at Kurfürstendamm 29 in Berlin, in its original state, and this small museum is open to interested visitors upon request ("Contacts").
The artist's studio.
The possibility for the continuation of the tradition which had grown out of the friendship between Max Delbrück, his wife Manny and Jeanne Mammen, has been provided by Professor Dr. Detlev Ganten, director of the Max-Delbrück-Centrum in Berlin-Buch. The "Förderverein Jeanne-Mammen-Stiftung e. V." [Sponsoring Association Jeanne-Mammen-Foundation]) is indebted to him for having organized an exhibition of some of the artist's paintings, when in 1999 the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine was opened, an institute where six interdisciplinary branches of modern molecular biology collaborate in their efforts to combine basic laboratory and clinical research, with emphasis on genetics. Now seventeen large tempera and oil paintings, as well as five sculptures, representative of Jeanne Mammen's work of art, dating from the years between 1937 and 1973, are exhibited in the "Jeanne-Mammen-Saal", the two conference rooms named after the artist.