Goergia O'Keeffe: Art, Image Style

SAVE THE DATE: EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019

Georgia O'Keeffe at Home in New Mexico

Wednesday, February 20
6 pm
Free admission

With Dr. Carolyn Kastner, Curator Emerita
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Artist Georgia O'Keeffe first traveled to New Mexico from the East Coast in 1917. She first purchased an adobe home at Ghost Ranch in 1940 and in 1945 she bought a hacienda in the village of Abiquiú.

Carolyn Kastner knows these homes intimately as the recently retired curator with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Kastner researched the two sites, house and grounds that O’Keeffe purchased, restored, and carefully designed to suit her distinct aesthetic as well as needs for home and studio.

Come learn about O'Keeffe in New Mexico through the residences the artist lovingly crafted.

TOP LEFT: Todd Webb, Georgia O'Keeffe on Ghost Ranch Portal, New Mexico, about 1960s. Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 inches. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. © Estate of Todd Webb, Portland, Maine

LOWER LEFT: Photo by Herb Lotz. Copyright Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

  

Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style: Opens Saturday, March 30

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. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Brooklyn Museum

Opening Day Festivities and Illustrated Talk with guest curator Dr. Wanda Corn

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.

As the show first opened in 2017, New York Times critic Roberta Smith had these glowing comments:

"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-presentatio--the clothes she wore, the places she lived, and the furnishings and objects they contained. All these elements formed a single powerful aesthetic--in an era long before widespread branding, social media, and Instagram marketing--that was foundational to her fame and her myth. [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."      

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. This show offers an intimate glimpse at the artist alongside her art with her paintings, photo portraits, and original clothing.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is organized by the Brooklyn Museum with guest curator Dr. Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History at Stanford University and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

TOP: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe (detail), about 1920–22. Gelatin silver print, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation

  

Exhibition Sponsors and Donors

THANK YOU to all of the exhibition sponsors and donors who are making this exhibition possible: 

The Wichita presentation has been generously underwritten by lead sponsors Paula and Barry Downing. The Lattner Family Foundation and Judy Slawson provided additional major underwriting. Charles E. Baker and Dr. Dennis and Mrs. Ann Ross are principal sponsors. The Trust Company of Kansas, Fred and Mary Koch Foundation, Celebrity Cruises and Emprise Bank are substantial corporate sponsors.

Generous support has been provided by Louise Beren, Donna Bunk, DeVore Foundation, J. Eric Engstrom and Robert Bell, Mary Eves, Rich and Joey Giblin, Norma Greever, Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner, Gridley Family Foundation, John and Karen Hageman, Sondra Langel, Mike and Dee Michaelis, Tom and Mindy Page, Will and Kristin Price, Debbie and Ron Sinclair, Mary Sue Smith, Sarah T. Smith, and K.T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc.

Ann and Martin Bauer, Emily Bonavia, Dr. John and Nancy Brammer, Sharon and Alan Fearey, Toni and Bud Gates, Trish Higgins, Richard Hite and Anita Jones, Delmar and Mary Klocke, Dr. Barry and Jane Murphy, Georgia and Keith Stevens, Marni Vliet Stone and David Stone, and Sue and Kurt Watson are additional exhibition patrons.

All museum exhibitions receive generous sponsorship from the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum and the City of Wichita.

 

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