Georgia O'Keeffe, Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), 1964–68, black-and-white Polaroid, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe, Chrysler Building from the Window of the Waldorf Astoria, New York, circa 1960, gelatin silver print, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe, North Patio Corridor, 1956–57, gelatin silver print, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe, Roofless Room, 1959–60, gelatin silver print, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe, Waiʻanapanapa Black Sand Beach, March 1939, gelatin silver print, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Todd Webb, Georgia O’Keeffe with Camera, 1959, printed later, inkjet print, Todd Webb Archive. © Todd Webb Archive, Portland, Maine, USA
The Thomas R. Schiff Gallery (Gallery 234)
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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.
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.
Download complete Georgia O'Keeffe, Photographer large print labels, optimized for screen reader.
Watch originating curator Lisa Volpe’s opening lecture.
Hear verbal descriptions of highlighted artworks and interpretive content for the exhibition, wherever you are.
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Thursday, February 2, 2023, 5–7 p.m.
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7–8 p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 4–7 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 6–8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, 2023, 7-9 p.m.
In the first major investigation of O'Keeffe's photography, Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer traces the artist's thirty-year exploration of the medium, including a complete catalog of her photographic work. New scholarship by Lisa Volpe and essay contributions by Ariel Plotek address O'Keeffe's photographic approach and situate photography within the artist's practice. This richly illustrated volume significantly broadens our understanding of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century.
Lisa Volpe is Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Ariel Plotek is Curator of Fine Art at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in association with Yale University Press, 288 pages, fully illustrated.
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.