New York artist Tomie Arai has served on the Foundation's Board of Directors since 2010. Due to new term limits for board members, Tomie stepped off the board at the end of 2019. In the spirit of honoring her service to the Foundation and sharing her work and personal story more widely, we offer the following overview of a presentation she recently shared with the Foundation's staff and board. Read more.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Toccarra A. H. Thomas as Director of the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Thomas has previously served as the inaugural general manager of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY, and inaugural managing director of SPACE, a contemporary multidisciplinary art organization in Portland, ME. Read more.
We are pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of our annual Painters & Sculptors Grants, which provide 25 artists with $25,000 each in unrestricted funds. The recipients join more than 500 contemporary artists who have received Painters & Sculptors Grants over the last 26 years. Read more.
“We are excited to have Miranda bring her significant knowledge and expertise working with contemporary artists to our organization,” said Michele Tortorelli, President and Board Chair of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Read more.
We are pleased to announce the 32 artists who have been awarded residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans for the coming year. The residency program provides artists with studio space, lodging, and financial and career-development support.