Writer and art historian Patricia Albers presents an illustrated lecture on Abstract Expressionist artist Joan Mitchell. Mitchell came to prominence in New York in the 1950s, and later worked in France for over three decades. Her lyrical paintings, pastels, and prints demonstrate her mastery of gesture and color. Albers discusses the artist's life and work in the context of an era when it was widely believed that women could not paint. Albers is the author of the 2012 book, Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter.