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.

A grid composite of 15 artworks
Artwork by the 2022 Joan Mitchell Fellows.

News from the Foundation

Announcing the 2022
Joan Mitchell Fellows


We are pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which annually awards 15 artists working in the evolving fields of painting and sculpture with $60,000 each in unrestricted funds, distributed over a five-year period.

La Grande Vallée, 1983, abstract painting by artist Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell, La Grande Vallée, 1983. Oil on canvas, 102 5/8 x 78 3/4 inches (260.4 x 200 cm). © Estate of Joan Mitchell.

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.