Stieglitz - Georgia O’Keeffe

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946). “Georgia O’Keeffe”, circa 1920–22. Gelatin silver print, 4½ x 3½ in. (11.4 x 9 cm). Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, N.M.; Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, 2003.01.006. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

‘Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern’ at Brooklyn Museum



‘Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern’ is the first exhibition to examine the renowned artist’s self-crafted persona On view at the Brooklyn Museum from March 3 through July 23, 2017.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

’Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern’ offers a new look at the iconic American artist’s powerful ownership of her identity as an artist and a woman. This major exhibition examines the modernist persona that Georgia O’Keeffe crafted for herself through her art, her dress, and her progressive, independent lifestyle. It will mark the first time O’Keeffe’s understated yet remarkable wardrobe will be presented in dialogue with key paintings, photographs, jewelry, accessories, and ephemera. Opening on March 3, “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” represents a homecoming of sorts, as the artist had her first solo museum exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, in 1927.

In addition to a number of O’Keeffe’s key paintings and never-before-exhibited selections from her wardrobe, the exhibition will also feature portraits of her by such luminary photographers as Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Todd Webb, Cecil Beaton, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, and others. These images, along with the garments and artworks on view, testify to the ways that O’Keeffe learned to use photographic sittings as a way to construct her persona, framing her status as a pioneer of modernism and as a style icon.

Following the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition will go to the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, August 25–November 19, 2017, and to the Peabody Essex Museum, December 16, 2017–April 1, 2018. A companion book of the same title, written by curator Wanda M. Corn, will accompany the exhibition.



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