O’Keeffe in Process tells the story of the artist’s working technique. Preliminary sketches and photographs are shown alongside finished works to demonstrate the steps, the thinking, and the technical art-making process. The 50 paintings, drawings and support materials span the artist’s career from early portraits of family members, to paintings executed during stays at Lake George, to her iconic depictions of New Mexico, to her discovery of the view from the sky. The exhibition examines what makes an O’Keeffe artwork recognizable as an O’Keeffe and illuminates some of the ways that the artist approached her compositions.
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The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art celebrate the Fall of Modernism: A Season of American Art with joint ticketing.
It was built to become the art gallery of the Museum of New Mexico, which had been founded in 1909 by archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett. He had begun holding art shows in the historic Palace of the Governors, then realized that an art gallery would be needed to effectively promote art throughout the region.
From top to bottom and left to right: 1) Andrew Dasburg (1887–1979) Ledoux Street, Taos, New Mexico (Harwood), c. 1922, oil on paper board, Collection of Jan T. and Marica Vilcek, Promised Gift to The Vilcek Foundation; 2) Marsden Hartley (1877–1943) Berlin Series No. 1, 1913, oil on canvas board, Collection of Jan T. and Marica Vilcek, Promised Gift to The Vilcek Foundation; 3) Georgia O’Keeffe, American, (1887–1986) Dark and Lavender Leaves, 1931, oil on canvas, Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of the Georgia O’Keeffe Estate, 1993; 4) Howard Cook (1901–1980) Complex City, c. 1956, oil on canvas, Collection of Jan T. and Marica Vilcek, Promised Gift to The Vilcek Foundation; 5) Max Weber (1881–1961) Still Life with Bananas, 1909, oil on canvas, Collection of Jan T. and Marica Vilcek, Promised Gift to The Vilcek Foundation.
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