Upcoming Exhibitions

Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Pansy & Forget-Me-Nots (Pansy), 1926. Oil on canvas, 27 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, Gift of Mrs. Alfred S. Rossin. Copyright Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Christine Gant, Brooklyn Museum

Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style

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, Forms Against the Sun, about 1926. Oil on metal, 29 x 21 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Roland P. Murdock Collection

Arthur Dove: Reality and Abstraction

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.

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