The Foundation FAQ
- When was the Foundation formed and how did Joan Mitchell set this up?
The Joan Mitchell Foundation was founded in 1993, the year after the death of the artist Joan Mitchell. Mitchell's will specified that a foundation be established in her name to "aid and assist" visual artists.
- What is an Artist-Endowed Foundation?
An Artist-Endowed Foundation is funded through the artwork and assets of either a living artist or an artist’s estate.
- Where does the Foundation’s money come from?
The Foundation oversees and maintains a collection of Joan Mitchell’s work. The sale of these paintings directly support the Foundation’s endowment, programs and grant making activities.
- Does the Foundation have to fundraise?
No, the Foundation is not allowed to solicit outside funding.
- Is there an exhibition space at the Foundation’s office?
We occasionally mount special exhibitions at the Foundation’s offices in New York. For more information on exhibitions and public hours, see the Blog section of this site. Please note that we do not display Joan Mitchell's artwork in our office gallery.
- Who is on your Board?
The Foundation’s Board is composed of working artists, art historians, and other professionals. The names of all Board members can be found here.