For fans of Joan Mitchell, this fall offers many opportunities to dig deeper into her work and life through exhibitions, public programs, and a new book. Here's an overview of current and upcoming events.
Joan Mitchell, Slate, 1959. Oil on canvas, 77 x 74 inches (195.6 x 188 centimeters). © Estate of Joan Mitchell.
Joan Mitchell: Paintings from the Middle of the Last Century, 1953–1962, now on view at Cheim & Read in New York, surveys a crucial decade in Mitchell's early career. The show will be open through November 3 and is accompanied by a hardcover catalogue with text by David Anfam.
On October 3rd at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel speaks about her new book, Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art, with Deborah Solomon, art critic and biographer. Tickets on sale now through whitney.org; Gabriel's book will be released Sept 25 by Little, Brown and copies will be available at the event—or you can order it online.
Joan Mitchell, No Rain, 1976. Oil on canvas, 110 x 158 in (279.4 x 401.32 cm). Collection Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), © Estate of Joan Mitchell. Currently on view in The Long Run.
Mitchell's work will also be discussed in the event "Artists and The Long Run" on October 10th at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. This evening conversation explores the varied forms and paths of a life dedicated to making art, as contemporary artists share observations, thoughts, and questions about the careers of artists featured in the exhibition The Long Run (on view through November 4). Artist David Reed will be presenting on Joan Mitchell; other presenters include Lynda Benglis, on her own path, and Abraham Cruzvillegas, on David Hammons. Tickets are available through moma.org.
Joan Mitchell and Kenneth Tyler discuss trial proofs of her Fields I etching, with numerous proofs of her prints on the walls, Tyler Graphics Ltd. artist's studio, Mount Kisco, New York, 1992. Photo by Marabeth COHEN-TYLER.
If you are in the Indianapolis area between September 19 and November 10, stop into the Herron School of Art on the IUPUI campus to see the exhibition Kenneth Tyler: The Art of Collaboration. From nearly four decades, master printer Tyler worked with boundary-pushing artists on projects that redefined the medium of fine-art printmaking. The exhibition focuses on Tyler's innovative printmaking with eleven iconic artists: Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Terence La Noue, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, John Newman, Steven Sorman, Frank Stella, and John Walker. To learn more about Mitchell's print projects and her friendship with Tyler, read Tyler's reflection "Joan Mitchell: The Blueness of Blue."
Joan Mitchell, No Daisies, 1980. Oil on canvas, 102 x 87 in (259.1 x 221 cm). Collection Centre Pompidou, © Estate of Joan Mitchell.
In Metz, France, Mitchell's painting No Daisies (1980) will be on view in the exhibition Peindre La Nuit / Painting the Night at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (October 13, 2018 - April 15, 2019). This large group exhibition explores depictions of the night in modern and contemporary painting and installation. Other featured artists include Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Brassaï, Martin Kippenberger, and Gerhard Richter.
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