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.

Woman in black faces a large Joan Mitchell triptych abstract painting in hues of green, blue, and gold in rectilinear fields
Courtesy of Baltimore Museum of Art, photographed by Mitra Hood

Joan Mitchell Retrospective at Baltimore Museum of Art

Open March 6 - August 14, 2022, the exhibition brings together an array of paintings, drawings, and prints from public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe.

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.