Georgia O' Keeffe, the pioneering modernist artist, had sensibility to spare. She lavished it on her work, of course, but she applied nearly as much to self-presentation.
"...[This exhibition] reveals in particular how this painter of simplified images of enlarged flowers, Lake George tree trunks, and New Mexico's terra-cotta hills applied her meticulous sense of austerity and detail to every garment she owned." --New York Times art critic Roberta Smith in 2017
Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is the first exhibition to explore the art, image, and personal style of one of America's most iconic artists. O'Keeffe was at the forefront of the American avant-garde nearly from the moment she appeared on the scene in New York in the first decades of the 20th century. Georgia O'Keeffe offers an intimate glimpse at the artist alongside her art with her paintings, photo portraits, and original clothing.
Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Style, Image is organized the Brooklyn Museum, with guest curator Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University, and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Arthur Dove: Reality and Abstraction features works by one of WAM's most beloved artists. The exhibition includes large oil paintings as well as miniature watercolors taken from the artist's sketchbooks. Each work reflects Dove's lifelong practice of observing natural elements--including the sun, moon, ocean, and landscape—and then simplifying them into basic shapes and colors. The resulting paintings exist, as Dove described them, "where reality and abstraction meet."
The Dove paintings will be on view during Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style, WAM's major spring exhibition. Like his friend and colleague O'Keeffe, Dove is a legend of 20th-century American art.