Miranda Lash. Photo: Gary Barragan.

Curator Miranda Lash Joins Joan Mitchell Foundation Board

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has welcomed a new member to its board of directors: Miranda Lash, who currently serves as the curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Members of the board of directors serve three-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

At the Speed Art Museum, Lash has organized a wide range of exhibitions including, most recently, “Keltie Ferris: OPEN*” (2018–19) and “BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER” (2017–18). In 2017, Lash collaborated with curator Trevor Schoonmaker of Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art to organize “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art” (2016–17). She was also a member of the artistic director’s council for the international triennial Prospect.4 in New Orleans from 2017 to 2018, and was the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

“It is inspiring to join an organization that is known throughout this country for providing much needed support to artists,” said Lash. “I have admired the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s approach for years, from its commitment to providing unrestricted grants, to its commitment to ensuring diversity in the range of artists with which it engages. I look forward to working with the foundation on its ongoing mission of putting artists first and encouraging the scholarly discourse around Mitchell’s work to flourish.”