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Modernist and Preservation: O’Keeffe, Chabot and the Restoration and Conservation of the Home & Studio

  • Wednesday, June 7
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MT
  • Online

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Georgia O’Keeffe’s desire for a “modern” house in Abiquiú was balanced by the appreciation that Maria Chabot, the friend who managed restoration of the site from 1946-1948, brought to the 19th-century adobe ruins. Their correspondence, as well as a close examination of construction photographs, reveals how Chabot drew on a remarkable cadre of Santa Fe women in the 1930s, as well as the latest post-War building technology. Pamela Hawkes will discuss how their attitudes shaped the appearance of the site during O’Keeffe’s lifetime and have posed challenges to its long-term conservation.

About the Speaker

Pamela Hawkes | As Principal with Scattergood Design in Portland, ME, and Professor of Practice in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design, Pamela is an architect specializing in contemporary design within historic settings. She directed a wide variety of award-winning projects throughout the United States over twenty-six years as Principal with Ann Beha Architects in Boston, including strategies for heritage sites owned by the National Park Service and National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as numerous civic and cultural organizations. Recent projects include: a Conservation Plan for the Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio in Abiquiú, NM; a Conservation Management Plan for the J. Irwin Miller House in Columbus, IN; classrooms and dormitories for a public secondary school in Tanzania; and a new welcome center for Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in Maine.

Upcoming Events

Watercolor study of green teapot with yellow flowers. The teapot is positioned on a flat surface slightly to the right of the center of the page, the yellow flowers are placed in the teapot, which serves as a makeshift vase. The teapot lid is lying to the left of the teapot. The background is done in a dark gray green and the flat surface in the foreground is a light tan color.

Past Event Classes

Online Class: Still Life Composition in Watercolor

Online

Friday, April 12

1:00pm

A young child at a table covered in colorful rolls of tape. The photo is taken from behind as the child looks down at the rolls. In the background are a few adults and other children.

Event Family Day

Family Day: Branching Out!

217 JOHNSON STREET, SANTA FE, NM

Sunday, April 14

10:30am

This work appears to be an abstraction using a piece of bone. The bone is pierced by several holes. Two large holes fill the center of the work. The upper opening is divided into two sections. The top section has been filled with white chalk, while the bottom section has been shaded with dark charcoal. The lower large hole has been completely shaded with dark charcoal.

Event Classes

Online Class: Charcoal & Conté Drawing on Dark-Colored Paper

Online

Monday, April 15

1:30pm