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O’Keeffe’s Texas watercolors: prototype for postwar modernism?

If the Arts News review of the Texas watercolors  exhibited in 1958 made the backhanded compliment that they were Georgia O’Keeffe’s best works — and that she had peaked early — other critics and historians chose to look forward, rather than backward. Could the artist’s primal abstractions, they wondered, be a precedent for the latest […]

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Far, Wide Texas

As a critic and cultural historian, I find myself more curious about an artist’s formative moments than her culminating masterworks. “Georgia O’Keeffe’s Far Wide Texas,” on exhibit at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum through October 30, gives a rare and exhilarating glimpse into those several years, 1916 to 1918, in Canyon, Texas, when the artist forged […]

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What would Georgia O’Keeffe say about Hillary?

After the emotional overdrive of Hillary’s nomination last week, I’ve been wondering what Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) would think – and feel, and say. One hundred years after the pioneering modern artist got her first group exhibit in New York City, O’Keeffe would likely be saying, “It’s about time.” Popularly recognized today as the […]

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The last mad throb of red

So much inanity has been written about Georgia O’Keeffe, from her first show to the current retrospective at the Tate Modern. But here, here, is perhaps the finest commentary ever made on her work. It’s by the artist Charles Demuth, and was published alongside the checklist of paintings of her 1927 exhibit at The Intimate […]

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Look around the O’Keeffe house

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit O’Keeffe Country (or if you have, and want to make a return visit), check out this 360-degree video from the Tate Modern, to mark the O’Keeffe retrospective now on view. The video explores the Abiquiu home and New Mexico surrounds, as well as the retrospective gallery installation. […]

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When Georgia met Albert

The great early modern art collector Dr. Albert C. Barnes bought two of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings — but then returned them. According to the Barnes Collection blog: “In a letter dated December 19, 1930, Barnes explains to O’Keeffe that he will be returning them to her, saying, ‘I gave the two paintings as fair a […]

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Barns for the museum

Something beautifully quiet & reassuring abt this painting- rhythms & forms convey satisfying sense abt human work. https://t.co/CwsOU9owZJ — Dale Kronkright (@GOKConservator) May 26, 2016

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O’Keeffe Museum: new thematic galleries

Are you headed to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum? Here’s the news from its recent newsletter about a change in gallery design: By now you might have heard that the Museum has changed to a new thematic gallery style of exhibition. This is an exciting change for the Museum, and here’s what you need to know […]

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