Events & Exhibitions

Call/Voca Talk with Mario Martinez at National Museum of the American Indian in New York

Oct 12, 2017

Call/Voca Talk with Mario Martinez at National Museum of the American Indian in New York

New York City Event

As part of Joan Mitchell Foundation's ongoing collaboration with Voices of Contemporary Art (VoCA), please join us on Thursday, October 12, when abstract painter and Yaqui Indian Mario Martinez will sit down with Steven O'Banion, Director of Conservation at Glenstone, to discuss his life, work, and personal philosophy.

Mario Martinez's work was featured in 2005 in a one-person retrospective at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York, and in 2017, he was recognized with the NYFA Murray Reich Distinguished Artist Award. He is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) award.

"For me, the most rewarding aspect of the CALL program is seeing oneself as an important artist/creator that matters in one's time or history... Now that's empowerment!" - Mario Martinez

About Joan Mitchell Foundation
The Joan Mitchell Foundation increases recognition of the work and life of pioneering abstract painter Joan Mitchell. Grounded in Mitchell's desire to support the aspirations of visual artists, the Foundation engages individual artists through grantmaking, programming, and collaborations. We work to amplify the essential contributions artists make to the culturally diverse world in which we live. To learn more, visit

About VoCA
Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA) is a non-profit organization run out of NYC that generates critical dialogue and collaborative programming around the stewardship and preservation of contemporary art. VoCA's network consists of artists, conservators, curators, collectors, registrars, arts administrators, and educators, and aims to develop knowledge via three major program streams: VoCA Talks, VoCA Journal, and VoCA Workshops. To learn more, please visit