Joan Mitchell Center Programming

Joan Mitchell Center Programming

As part of the Joan Mitchell Center's commitment to provide a forum for artists and to be a welcoming, inclusive gathering place for artists and the broader community of New Orleans, the Joan Mitchell Center curates and produces public programming, creating events that support values of community, diversity and social equity.

Open Studios and Artist Talks are key elements of the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program. During Open Studios, the public is invited to view work in progress and engage directly with the resident artists. Artist Talks offer more in-depth presentations by visiting artists, allowing greater insight into their work and process.

Community Coffee serves as an open house for the Joan Mitchell Center and as a networking space for the New Orleans community. Community Coffee offers an opportunity for artists, curators, writers and arts administrators staying at the Joan Mitchell Center to connect with locals in the neighborhood.

Visual MashUp, a semi-annual series, is an informal presentation and after hours networking event that promotes the work of artists. Each month two or more painters and sculptors are “mashed up” with artists from other disciplines and geographical locations. The Visual MashUp offers a unique opportunity for a partner to curate the group of presenters and to host an interactive networking event.

Town Hall Convenings are panel discussions with a call and response style format that allow the larger arts community to respond to relevant and timely topics. The Joan Mitchell Center embraces a role as a safe space for dialogues that have the potential of shifting the current landscape. Town Hall Convenings allow the Joan Mitchell Center to collaborate with local, national and international partners.

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