The Foundation FAQ

The Joan Mitchell Foundation was founded in 1993, the year after the death of the artist Joan Mitchell.

An Artist-Endowed Foundation is funded through the artwork and assets of either a living artist or an artist’s estate.

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.

No, the Foundation is not allowed to solicit outside funding.

No, the Foundation’s offices are not open to the public and do not have an exhibition space. 

The Foundation’s Board is composed of working artists and art historians. The names of all Board members can be found here.