The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Since 1997, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has shared the art, life, and story of Georgia O’Keeffe to visitors from around the world. Located in New Mexico, where Georgia O’Keeffe lived the final decades of her life, the O’Keeffe has sites and experiences in two historic destinations, Santa Fe and Abiquiú. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum galleries are located at 217 Johnson Street in downtown Santa Fe.

The museum opened on July 17, 1997, eleven years after the death of O’Keeffe.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum – Multiple Locations and Experiences

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum gallery is the main museum located in downtown Santa Fe (217 Johnson Street). But there are other aspects of the museum at other locations, including:

Museum Events: Education Annex, 123 Grant Ave.

Research Center: 135 Grant Avenue at the historic A. M. Bergere House.

Welcome Center (and Home tour): 21120 U.S. 84, Abiquiú (next to Abiquiú Inn.)

Georgia O’Keeffe Collections and Installations

The museum’s collections are the largest repository of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and belongings, including items from her historic houses. Collections rotate throughout the year in the Museum Galleries. Selected materials are also on view in the Library and Archives and the O’Keeffe Welcome Center. The Abiquiu Home and Studio was the artist’s primary residence from the late 1940s through the end of her life. It includes the artist’s garden, operated and harvested annually by local students. There are more than 1,200 collections/objects/art owned by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Here is a sample of collections that have were added/featured throughout the years:

2008: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle (organized with the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia)
2008: Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities
2008: O’Keeffe in New Mexico: At the Education Annex
2008: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity
2009: Modernists in New Mexico: Works from a Private Collector
2009: Georgia O’Keeffe: Beyond Our Shores
2009: New Mexico and New York: Photographs of Georgia O’Keeffe
2010: Susan Rothenberg: Moving in Place (organized with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)
2010: Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction (traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 17, 2009 – January 17, 2010, and The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., February 6, 2010 – May 9, 2010)
2010: O’Keeffiana Art and Art Materials
2011: Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph
2011: From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri & Ireland
2012: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image
2013: Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage (organized by Smithsonian American Art Museum)
2013: Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land
2013: Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George (organized with The Hyde Collection, Lake George, New York)
2014: Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai’i Pictures
2014: Georgia O’Keeffe: Abiquiu Views
2014: Georgia O’Keeffe: Ghost Ranch Views
2015: Modernism Made in New Mexico
2016: Contemporary Voices: Susan York: Carbon
2017: Contemporary Voices: Journey to Center: New Mexico Watercolors by Sam Scott
2018: Contemporary Voices: The Black Place: Georgia O’Keeffe and Michael Namingha
2019: Contemporary Voices: Ken Price

Museum Grants

Like many other museums, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum welcomes donations and grants to help the museum operate and grow. Here’s an example of one (of many) Grants that the museum has received over the years:

In 2016, the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum with a $150,000 “Museums for America” grant. The funds were to create a state-of-the-art digital infrastructure in order to provide easier access to the Museum’s plethora of fine art, personal effects, and archival documents.

“The grant allows us to initiate a long-term project that will ultimately allow staff, researchers, and the public to access our collections in an unprecedented way, making it possible to follow their curiosity and discover new relationships,” said Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Director Rob Kret.
For The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the ultimate goal of the digital infrastructure was “to provide greater access to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s unparalleled resources and deepen the understanding of O’Keeffe and her context within the modernist art movement.”

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Welcome Video

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1995 by part-time Santa Fe residents Anne Windfohr Marion and John L. Marion. The building housing the museum was designed by architect Richard Gluckman in association with Santa Fe firm Allegretti Architects.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s founder, Anne Marion, passed away in February 2020.
 
 

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