On View at the Research Center: O’Keeffe and Gardening

A small selection of garden related sketches, photographs, books and ephemera is currently on view in the Research Center. These collections enhance our understanding of O’Keeffe’s love of nature and her careful and detailed planning methods. Materials like these were used to help inform garden planning in the O’Keeffe Garden Project. Here is a behind the scenes look…

The Drawn Archive

We just finished accessioning the new Drawn Archive Project works into the archives – one of my favorite ongoing projects here at the Museum. Sarah Rollins, now a graduate of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), created several graphite drawings of some of Georgia O’Keeffe’s personal effects over the course of the…

What O’Keeffe Taught Me

Over the past year, O’Keeffe has taught me a lot. As someone with a background in Art History, its easy to start a job like this thinking you know, at the very least, the highlights of what makes O’Keeffe an important and respected artist. And while I did understand her place in the Art world,…

The Land of Enchantment

Are you called to a specific place? Does one area of the world draw you in? When I moved to New Mexico at the beginning of the summer, a woman told me during a serendipitous conversation: “New Mexico. It either chews you up and spits you out, or pulls you back in.” I’m definitely being pulled back. They…

Selections from the Abiquiu Bookroom: VVV

Poetry, plastic arts, anthropology, sociology, psychology Among O’Keeffe’s diverse collection of books and serials is no. 2-3 of VVV. VVV was a Surrealist journal published in New York during World War II and was edited by David Hare with editorial advisors André Breton, Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst. The pages of VVV are of varying weight and may include attachments and/or pull…

First week of Arts & Leadership internship

The first week of our Arts & Leadership internship at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum was an amazing introduction to New Mexico, Ms. O’Keeffe, and the departments and great team members at the museum. There are six interns in the A&L internship program for girls; four college students/graduates from various states around the country, and two high…