Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place—organized by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico—was the first exhibition to present Georgia O’Keeffe’s landscape paintings in conjunction with recent photographs of the actual locations that inspired them. This juxtaposition of painting and photography sheds new light on O’Keeffe’s representational style; one deeply committed to abstraction but somehow also true to the color, form, and sublimity of the New Mexico landscape. The paintings in the exhibition were dated from 1929 through the early 1950s. O’Keeffe first visited Santa Fe in 1917 and eventually made her home there in 1949, shortly after the death of her husband Alfred Stieglitz.
The Albright-Knox was proud to be the final venue for this unique exhibition. The museum remains dedicated to collecting and exhibiting modern works, with stellar holdings from O’Keeffe’s contemporaries including Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Alfred Stieglitz, and Max Weber.
This exhibition was organized by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its presentation at the Albright-Knox was organized by Curatorial Assistant Kristen Carbone.