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Memories of Miss O’Keeffe, an evening with Carol S. Merrill

Memories of Miss O’Keeffe, an evening with Carol S. Merrill

Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Free. Reservations not required. Seating is first come, first served. Please enter through the DeWitt entrance.

Join us to hear personal reflections on Georgia O’Keeffe from people who spent time with the artist during her lifetime.


Memories of Miss O’Keeffe, directed by Chris Eyre, 2017. 25 minutes

Generations of the Lopez family share intimate reflections on their time working for Georgia O’Keeffe in her northern New Mexico home. Directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals, Skinwalkers) and produced by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, this short documentary conveys the sense of meaningful connections over time.

Carol S. Merrill: Weekends with O’Keeffe

Carol Merrill met Georgia O’Keeffe for an afternoon visit in August 1973. That afternoon led to seven years of weekends, when Merrill served as librarian, secretary, cook, nurse, and companion to the artist. As O’Keeffe’s eyesight faltered, she often asked Merrill to read aloud or to describe the play of light and shadow in the surrounding landscape. This extraordinary experience led to her two books published in 1996 and 2011: O’Keeffe, Days in a Life and Weekends with O’Keeffe.

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