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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

In Far Off Places on March 12, 2009 at 10:28 am

I’m here in Santa Fe this week and haven’t a really wonderful time. I made some time yesterday to see the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. It really is a must-see. The space is really small, the selection of works excellently curated and showing the variety of O’Keeffe’s style and works. They even have this lovely video on view about O’Keeffe’s life and love. I never knew that the sexualization of her work really stems from this Steiglitz exhibition of photographs of Georgia looking pretty “sensual.” And it was after that point that she stopped working in the abstract and starting working with flowers, etc. New Mexico really is a more colorful place after having seen how this landscape influenced one of America’s greatest painters. 

So go on, and visit this great museum if you’re in the area. And if you don’t find yourself in NM, then take a trip on down here. It is well worth it and quite an extraordinary place.

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