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Georgia O'Keeffe in Process

  • 11 Sep 2015
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  • 17 Jan 2016
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  • New Mexico Museum of Art

Georgia O'Keeffe in Process

September 11, 2015 – January 17, 2016


The New Mexico Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe in Process is its contribution to the "Fall of Modernism" cultural collaboration with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

The exhibition opens Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5-7pm and runs through January 17, 2016.

Georgia O'Keeffe was one of the most significant American Modernists and was arguably the most important woman artist of the twentieth century. She is known for the originality and individuality of her personal style of Modernist art. Featuring 36 O'Keeffe oil paintings, 15 works on paper, and supporting materials from the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and private collections, this exhibition tells the story of the working technique of this twentieth-century New Mexico Master.

Artworks on view will span the artist's career from early student portraits of family members created in 1905, to paintings executed during stays at Lake George in the late teens and first half of the twenties, to her iconic depictions of flowers, bones, and New Mexico landscapes, to her discovery of the view from the sky.

In a rare opportunity to see some of these artworks together in one space, the exhibition brings related paintings from the two museum's collections into conversation.  Preliminary sketches and photographs hung alongside finished works will reveal both the steps in O'Keeffe's creative process and her technical, art-making technique. Viewers will come to understand what makes an O'Keeffe artwork recognizable as an O'Keeffe.

The free public opening reception for Georgia O'Keeffe in Process is Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 5-7pm. Also opening that evening is Looking Forward/Looking Back.

An American Modernism, the companion exhibition to Georgia O'Keeffe in Process will open at the New Mexico Museum of Art on October 2, 2015, from 5:30-7:30pm.

Please consult the New Mexico Museum of Art website for scheduled programs. Other public programming will be announced.


ABOUT THE FALL OF MODERNISM

The Fall of Modernism is a citywide collaboration that celebrates the Modernist art movement in America and runs from September of 2015 through January of 2016 anchored by the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The New Mexico Museum of Art will present two exhibitions, Georgia O'Keeffe in Process and An American Modernism: Painting and Photography. It is complemented by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's exhibition, From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection.Numerous art galleries in Santa Fe will showcase Modernist art with exhibitions, programming, and events. For information about the exhibitions, related public events, and a joint museum ticketing program, the public is invited to check the web site fallofmodernism.org.


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