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…

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…

New Library Aquisitions

One of my favorite parts of Librarianship is Collection Development. Shopping for new books is exciting for two reasons : shopping & sharing. As we continue to add new titles to the library, I hope to share with our users the new ideas that are being generated in Art History, Museum Studies, and Modernism. These are…

A letter to “Miss Georgia O’Keeffe”

I came across a letter in my research   during my internship at the Museum. It was dated May 6, 1917, addressed to “Miss Georgia O’Keeffe,” from Kindred M. Watkins. It’s funny how, even after months of reading letters addressed to Georgia O’Keeffe, I still get excited when I see her name written in ink. Perhaps…