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Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer

February 3–May 7, 2023

The Thomas R. Schiff Gallery (Gallery 234)
Ticketed. Free for Members.
Friends of Photography
Press Release


How well do we know iconic American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe? Scholars have examined her paintings, home, library, letters, and even her clothes. Yet, despite O’Keeffe’s long and complex association with the American photographic avant garde, no previous exhibition has explored her work as a photographer.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer presents nearly 100 photographs by the artist, together with a complementary selection of paintings and drawings. These works illuminate O’Keeffe’s use of the camera to further her modernist vision, showing how she embraced photography as a unique artistic practice and took ownership of her relationship with the medium.

Discover, for the first time, O’Keeffe’s eloquent and perceptive photographic vision.


This exhibition has an accessible pathway, large print labels, and an audio exhibition available via QR code.


Featured Media


Learn ahead or revisit key moments with on-point coverage from Hyperallergic.


Hear from the LIFE magazine photographer who pictured O’Keeffe for the 1968 cover story on view in the exhibition.


Delve into O’Keeffe’s formative relationship with photographer and art-world arbiter, Alfred Stieglitz.

Exhibition Content

Download complete Georgia O'Keeffe, Photographer large print labels, optimized for screen reader.


Watch originating curator Lisa Volpe’s opening lecture.


Author Carol S. Merrill reflects on seven years of weekends with the artist.


Watch Georgia O’Keeffe, the Power of Place & the Creative Ecosystem.

Hear verbal descriptions of highlighted artworks and interpretive content for the exhibition, wherever you are.

Access the Audio Exhibition

If you need accessibility accommodations for this program or event, please email [email protected]. Please contact us in advance to ensure accommodations can be made.


Members Opening

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 5–7 p.m.


Opening Lecture–Through Another Lens: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Photography

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7–8 p.m.


Evenings for Educators: Georgia O'Keeffe, Photographer

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 4–7 p.m.


CAM Kids Day: Finding My Happy Place

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Georgia O’Keeffe, the Power of Place & the Creative Ecosystem

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 6–8:30 p.m.


Film Screening & Lecture: Memories of Miss O’Keeffe, an evening with Carol S. Merrill

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 7-9 p.m.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.


Organizing Sponsor

Harold C. Schott Foundation


Exhibition Sponsor

Capital One


Generously supported by

Helen E. Allen Charitable Foundation