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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - Santa Fe, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 35° 41.343 W 105° 56.464
13S E 414850 N 3949868
Quick Description: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom it takes its name.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2006 3:46:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM121R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 118

Long Description:
Picture taking is not permitted in this museum.

Welcoming more than 1,800,00 visitors from all over the world and the most visited art museuum in the state of New Mexico, this is the first museum in the United States that is dedicated to a single woman artist.

One of the most siginificant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” She was a leading member of one of the avant-garde art movements that blossomed in New York in the 1910s and 1920s. O’Keeffe’s images—often instantly recognizable as her own —include large-scale flowers, New York cityscapes, animal bones, and the high deserts and dramatic cliffs of her beloved New Mexico.

The Museum’s collection of over 2990 works comprises 1149 O’Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculpture, including promised gifts and extended loans. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year, visitors can see a changing selection of at least 50 of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. Over 140 artists have been exhibitied at the Museum including Frank Stella, Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol and Arthur Dove.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center opened in July 2001 as a component of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. As the only museum-related research facility in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism (1890s to present), it sponsors research in the fields of art history, architectural history and design, literature, music, and photograph through its annual, competitive scholarship program. The Research Center makes its unique archives accessoble to researchers worldwide as well as offers six scholarships annually to scholars from the nation's most prestigious universities.

The Museum and its Research Center are both Pueblo Revival-style buildings located two blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and were renovated in 1997 and 2001, respectively, by architects Gluckman Mayner, New York.

Mission Statement
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is dedicated to perpetuating the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and to the study and interpretation of American modernism. The Museum’s collections, exhibitions, research center, publications, and education programs contribute to scholarly discourse and serve diverse audiences.

Name: Georgia O'Keefe Museum

217 Johnson Street Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone Number: 505.946.1000

Web Site: [Web Link]

Agency/Ownership: Private

Hours of operation:
Daily 10 am – 5 pm Fridays 10 am - 8 pm Wednesdays Closed November - April Open Three Holiday Wednesdays November 22 December 20 December 27 Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday and New Year’s Day.

Admission Fee: 8.00

Gift Shop: yes

Cafe/Restaurant: yes

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