Timeline 2010

  1. 2010

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 2011

    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.

  4. 2012

    Installation view at Butler Museum of American Art with "Riviere", 1990 (left) and "Sunflowers", 1990–91 (right).

    "Joan Mitchell: The Last Paintings" travels to Hauser & Wirth (London), and The Butler Institute of Contemporary Art presents "Joan Mitchell: The Last Decade".

  5. 2013

    Installation views of "Minnesota", 1980 (top) and archival materials (bottom) at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.

    The Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Poetry Foundation (Chicago) present the “Sitting Between the Sea and the Buildings” Symposium on artists and poetry, in concert with exhibition "Joan Mitchell: At Home in Poetry" which exhibits quadriptych Minnesota (1980), as well as photographs, correspondence, print portfolios, and artists' books Joan Mitchell created in collaboration with poets.

    Exhibition "Joan Mitchell: An American Master" is presented at Lehigh University Art Galleries in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, as well as "Joan Mitchell" at Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin, Germany.

  6. 2014

    Installation view of "Joan Mitchell: Trees" at Cheim & Read. 

    Exhibitions include "Joan Mitchell: The Black Drawings and Related Works, 1964–1967" at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. (NY) and "Joan Mitchell: Mémoires de paysage" at Musée des Beaux–Arts de Caen, France.

    Cheim & Read presents "Joan Mitchell: Trees" accompanied by a catalogue with text by John Yau.

  7. 2015

    Installation view at Kunsthaus Bregenz, photo by Markus Tretter courtesy of Kunsthaus Bregenz.

    "Joan Mitchell Retrospective: Her Life and Paintings" is exhibited at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria and traveles to Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany. A large-scale retrospective exhibition of Joan Mitchell's work, it also is the first extensive public presentation of archival material from the Joan Mitchell Foundation's archives.

    The Joan Mitchell Catalogue Raisonné project is officially established, and principal research begins.

    Joan Mitchell Foundation and Rizzoli Publications host panel "New York School Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight" on the occasion of the publication of the volume of same title.

  8. 2016

    Installation view at "Women of Abstract Expressionism" at Denver Art Museum, photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum. 

    Cheim & Read presents "Joan Mitchell: Drawing Into Painting" accompanied by a catalog with text by Mark Rosenthal.

    Mitchell's work is included in two significant group exhibitions: "Abstract Expressionism" at Royal Academy of Arts, London and "Women of Abstract Expressionism" at Denver Art Museum (CO). This exhibition later travels in fall 2017 to Mint Museum (NC) and in winter 2017 to the Palm Springs Art Museum (CA).