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…

From New Jersey to New Mexico

Although the names of both states start with “new”, the similarities end there. Thinking back six months ago, sitting in my apartment and filling out an application, for an internship with the Georgia O’Keefe museum, I never thought I would actually make it out here to the state of enchantment. I will say though, I…

The Opportunity To Be Courageous

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” -Georgia O’Keeffe I still remember the day I waked into a strange facility with strange people and strange activities.  I still remember feeling the curiosity and nervousness of working beside sixteen other strange boys I have never seen before.  This was my first day…

The Art of Cooking: A Process

It’s morning and that means one thing and one thing only: coffee. There’s nothing quite like opening up a fresh bag of beans, smelling the lovely aroma, and sipping on the final product with my hands wrapped around the mug for a full warm and cozy effect. Because of my coffee obsession, I was on the hunt for…

Visual Vocabulary

“I found I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” -Georgia O’Keeffe Our first full week of cataloging at Ghost Ranch is complete (with many more dishes and mugs to go). We are currently in the kitchen, delicately handling Miss O’Keeffe’s…

The Journey Begins: Part 2

Hello everyone, Just started with our second group of boys! I have seen lots of great work with them so far and can’t wait for more. Two of the interns did their art projects today and it went really well! They introduced the concepts of cubism, futurism, abstract expressionism, and many more. The kids really…

What Makes a House a Home?

“. . . inch by inch it is becoming – my house – something that feels like my shell to live in . . .” – Georgia O’Keeffe (quoted in Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses) Hello, readers! I’m Liz, the new Curatorial Intern with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum! I will be assisting with the cataloging of Miss O’Keeffe’s home…