Joan Mitchell

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Opposites Attract: Linda Nochlin and Joan Mitchell

Posted: September 28, 2020
Category: Joan Mitchell
The close friendship between art historian, critic, and curator Linda Nochlin and painter Joan Mitchell may have thrived in part because Nochlin’s analytic ice proved a valuable counterpoint to Mitchell’s...
Close-up detail of an abstract painting with very thick and gestural brushstrokes of mostly orange paint.

Director’s Desk: The Great Outdoors

Posted: October 9, 2019
Category: Joan Mitchell
At NMWA, we regularly rotate our collection to spark new thematic connections. Museum director, Susan Fisher Sterling, explores "The Great Outdoors" from our most recent collection installation.
Two adolescent girls with light skin wearing matching blue uniforms float side-by-side on the edge of a grassy pond while holding hands.

5 Fast Facts: Joan Mitchell

Posted: August 21, 2019
Category: Joan Mitchell
Impress your friends with five fast facts about abstract expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Close-up detail of an abstract painting that features dense and chaotic brushstrokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt.

Connecting the Threads: Joan Mitchell and Rodarte

Posted: January 23, 2019
Category: Joan Mitchell
A vertical, abstraction features broadly painted strokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt in the upper two-thirds of the canvas. The colors continue in the lower third, along with touches of green, black, and other hues, but the expressive brushwork becomes denser and chaotic.

Gallery Reboot: Natural Women

Posted: October 9, 2017
Category: Joan Mitchell
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

5 Fast Facts: Anne Truitt

Posted: July 22, 2017
Category: Joan Mitchell
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Anne Truitt (1921–2004), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Tall, rectangular, pillar-like sculpture, painted in vibrant green hues on a smooth, clean surface. The sculpture stands against a solid white backdrop.

The Pre-K Invasion: Developing New Tours for Young Audiences

Posted: May 24, 2016
Category: Joan Mitchell
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

She Who Tells a Story: Lalla Essaydi

Posted: May 9, 2016
Category: Joan Mitchell
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Art Fix Friday: May 6, 2016

Posted: May 6, 2016
Category: Joan Mitchell
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

A Housewife’s Ballet: Kirsten Justesen on Domesticity and Art

Posted: April 30, 2016
Category: Joan Mitchell
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.