Joan Mitchell Center Programming

Joan Mitchell Center Public Programs

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 a range of public programs.

Open Studios, Artist Talks, and Panel Discussions 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 and Panel Discussions 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. The public is invited to come mingle with staff, artists, and neighbors; welcome new Artists-in-Residence; and see what the current artists have been up to in their studios.

To see current scheduled events at the Joan Mitchell Center, please visit:

Visitors in a studio during Community Coffee

Community coffee visitors in the studio of past AIR Cecelia Fernandes, photograph by Cfreedom Photography.