Joan Mitchell in New Orleans banner outside the Newcomb Art Gallery.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation organizes a three-museum exhibition, “Joan Mitchell in New Orleans,” with paintings at the New Orleans Museum of Art; drawings at the Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University; prints at the Contemporary Arts Center.
March. La Grande Vallée O (1983) is featured in the U.S. Postal Service's "Abstract Expressionists" stamp sheet.
April 9-11. A symposium on Joan Mitchell’s life and work takes place in New Orleans, co-organized by the Joan Mitchell Foundation and Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery.
Installation view of "Cypress" (1980) at Inverleith House, 2010.
July. The first major exhibition of Joan Mitchell's work in the UK opens at Scotland's Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
October. MoMA's large survey exhibition "Abstract Expressionsist New York", includes Joan Mitchell's 1957 painting Ladybug. Read Jed Perl's review of the show here. The exhibition travels to the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2011.
Marion Cajori's 1992 film "Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter" is released on DVD from Arthouse Films.
Installation view of "Sunflowers" (1990-91) at Cheim & Read, New York.
Cheim & Read presents “Joan Mitchell: The Last Paintings” accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Richard D. Marshall.