Director of Archives and Research
As Director of Archives and Research, Laura Morris oversees the Foundation’s archival and artwork collections and facilitates access to these collections for scholars, curators, students, and others with an interest in Mitchell’s life and work. She manages Mitchell-related research projects and fellowship programs at the Foundation, and provides research and logistical support to exhibitions, publications, and educational projects internationally.
Laura earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar. She spent a year abroad in France as an undergraduate, and later returned to Aix-en-Provence to live and paint. Laura holds a master’s degree in Library Science, with an Archives Management concentration, as well as an MA in History, from Simmons College. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2012, Laura worked as an Archivist for the Harvard Art Museums, the Harvard Business School Historical Collections, the Harvard University Archives, and the New York Public Library / Manuscripts Division.