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"O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes: The Artist's Collection"
2001-05-04 until 2001-08-19
Milwaukee Art Museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Georgia OKeeffe Museum are organizers of a major exhibition of works by Georgia OKeeffe. The exhibition is planned to coincide with the opening of the Milwaukee Art Museums 75 million dollar addition designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. OKeeffes OKeeffes will be the first exhibition to explore the meaning and significance of OKeeffes personal collection and her management of it. Including approximately 75 works that range in date from the 1910s through the 1960s, the exhibition will provide a glimpse at the works OKeeffe elected to give away or keep. The exhibition will provide a new perspective from which to come to terms with OKeeffe as an artist and collector.
At the time of her death Georgia OKeeffe still owned more than half of her work. She consciously controlled this collection throughout her life, selling and purchasing her own work. The provisions of her will continued this control, distributing her collection to selected museums. Many of these pieces will be assembled for the first time since her death in this exhibition. The exhibition includes a wide variety of OKeeffes work including oils, sculptures and works in charcoal, pastel and watercolor. In its Milwaukee venue the exhibition will be supplemented by all 22 OKeeffe works in the MAM collection.
Georgia O Keeffe,
Jack in the Pulpit No. 3, 1930.
Oil on canvas.
National Gallery of Art, Washington,
Alfred Stieglitz Collection,
bequest of Georgia OKeeffe.