We cultivate the study and appreciation of Joan Mitchell’s life and work while providing resources for visual artists.

About the Foundation

Heel, Sit, Stay, 1977, abstract painting by artist Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell, Heel, Sit, Stay, 1977. © Estate of Joan Mitchell.

The cover of "Career Documentation for the Visual Artists" guide on a canvas with slides, hard drive, SD card and notebook

News from the Foundation

New Workbook and Resource Guide Supports Artist Legacy Planning


We are thrilled to announce the publication of Career Documentation for the Visual Artist: A Legacy Planning Workbook & Resource Guide. Developed in collaboration with artists, arts professionals, and legal and financial experts over the course of two years, the workbook provides a breadth of information and perspectives about legacy planning for artists, along with practical tools that support engagement with this long-term, and sometimes challenging, process.

Installation view of Monet - Mitchell, image courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Joan Mitchell Retrospective and Monet - Mitchell at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Open October 5, 2022 - February 27, 2023, the concurrent exhibitions present the most significant Joan Mitchell retrospective to be shown in Europe in almost 30 years, alongside a joint exhibition of works by Mitchell and Claude Monet, creating a dialogue between the two artists' interpretations of their shared landscape in the French countryside northwest of Paris.

Our Vision

The Foundation supports research, scholarship, and exhibitions to ensure Joan Mitchell is widely recognized as a significant artist.

The Foundation’s grants, residencies, and related initiatives recognize artistic excellence and elevate a wide range of visual artists and practices. We work to actively expand the visual arts to better reflect the diverse world in which we live.

The Foundation serves as an evolving example and resource for how an artist’s generosity can impact future generations of artists.