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Joan Mitchell in New Orleans

Mar 31, 2010 – Jun 27, 2010
Organized in collaboration with the Joan Mitchell Foundation and Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, the three-part exhibition brought together the major bodies of the artist's work: works on paper at the Newcomb Art Gallery, paintings at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and prints at the Contemporary Art Center.

The Newcomb Art Gallery show was a comprehensive survey of Joan Mitchell’s works on paper created over a 30-year period and focuses on the artist’s bold work in pastel. The show also included examples of other media, such as watercolor and oil paint, and offered a rare chance to view the artist's archival sketchbooks containing unframed pastel studies from the late sixties and late eighties.

Concurrently, the New Orleans Museum of Art hosted an exhibition of Joan Mitchell’s paintings, including a major twenty-foot, four-panel work. Prints spanning nearly 40 years, representing her individual work as well as her collaborations with poets, and two paintings that relate to her print work, comprised the Contemporary Arts Center show.

In conjunction with the show, a three-day symposium on the artist's life and work was held.

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