Georgia O’Keefe: “Living Modern” at NMA through October 20th

The only West Coast venue to offer a new look at this iconic artist through her art, fashion, and style

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
July 20 – October 20, 2019

Expand your understanding of renowned modernist artist Georgia O’Keeffe in the context of her self-crafted public persona — including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. Living Modern focuses on O’Keeffe’s wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to control how the world understood her identity and artistic values.

Georgia O'Keefe imageIn addition to selected paintings and items of clothing, the exhibition presents photographs of O’Keeffe and her homes by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, Todd Webb, and others.

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O’Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values.

In addition to selected paintings and items of clothing, the exhibition presents photographs of O’Keeffe and her homes by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, Todd Webb, and others.

Georgia O'KeefeThe exhibition is organized in sections that run from her early years, when O’Keeffe crafted a signature style of dress that dispensed with ornamentation; to her years in New York, in the 1920s and 1930s, when a black-and-white palette dominated much of her art and dress; and to her later years in New Mexico, where her art and clothing changed in response to the surrounding colors of the Southwestern landscape. The final section explores the enormous role photography played in the artist’s reinvention of herself in the Southwest, when a younger generation of photographers visited her, solidifying her status as a pioneer of modernism and as a contemporary style icon.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern is organized by the Brooklyn Museum, New York, and curated by Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University. The Nevada Museum of Art is the only venue in the western United States to host the exhibition.

SHOP — Get your O’Keeffe on
From fun, funky necklaces to hats and scarves, the Shop abounds with everything you need to channel your inner Georgia O’Keeffe. Also available is the 320-page Living Modern authored by Wanda M. Corn. Published by Prestel, the publication is the winner of the 2018 Dedalus Foundation exhibition catalogue award. Be sure to pick up your copy ahead of Saturday’s book signing.

CHEZ LOUIE: Come for the Talk, stay for the Southwest-style Buffet
Saturday, July 20, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Enhance your opening-day experience by dining on a menu fit for the desert. Feast on Southwest chopped salad, roasted corn and baby tomato salad, green chile and chicken enchiladas, grilled blackened shrimp with fresh spinach, and red chile rice and beans.

$14 / Members receive 10% savings
Beverages purchased separately

Throughout the run of Living Modern, the Museum will provide numerous opportunities for you to engage with all facets of this beloved artist and to explore how – and why – she is timeless. Explore the calendar and reserve your tickets today.

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