Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Museum have books on O'Keeffe available for purchase?
Yes. Our Museum Shop carries most books that are currently in-print. In addition, out-of-print, fine condition books are frequently available as well. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Does the Museum/Research Center provide appraisal services?
No. The Museum/Research Center does not appraise, evaluate or authenticate works of art. To find an appraiser in your area, please contact the following resources:
Does the Museum/Research Center provide art conservation services?
No. The Research Center provides conservation and technical examination services for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s collections. We also collaborate with other museums regarding her materials, techniques and studio practices to help guide responsible care of her work.
How can I find out if the Research Center would add a book or other materials to its collection?
The staff welcomes donations for its collection. All gifts and recommendations are evaluated in accordance with the Library's collection development policy. If you would like to donate material to the Research Center Library, please email email@example.com.
How can I obtain more information about a work of art by Georgia O’Keeffe?
You may wish to begin by consulting the following book (found at your local library) that contains both illustrations and information about O’Keeffe’s works: Lynes, Barbara Buhler. Georgia O’Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, Abiquiu, NM, 1999.
Additionally, please consult: Recommended Reading: Works on Georgia O’Keeffe
Is the Library’s catalog on the Internet?
No. However, it is accessible at computer terminals in the Library’s Reference and Reading Rooms.
May I make an appointment to tour Georgia O’Keeffe’s houses in Abiquiu or Ghost Ranch?
For more information on touring the Abiquiu house, click here.
Tours are not available of the Ghost Ranch house.
May I submit reference questions by e-mail?
Yes. Researchers may submit reference questions relevant to our mission and scope to firstname.lastname@example.org. Library staff will conduct brief searches to identify resources that may further scholarly research.
May I use my laptop computer in the Reading Room?
Yes. In addition, the Reading Room of the Library is equipped to allow you to connect to the internet.
May I use the Library?
The catalog, research materials and collections are available for study to researchers and scholars by appointment only. Appointments are arranged by filling out the appointment form and contacting email@example.com.
What is in the Research Center Library and Archival collections?
The library collects materials primarily on Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, the Stieglitz Circle and their contemporaries; as well as American and European Modernist issues in art, architecture, design, photography, literature and music from the 1890s to the present. Special collections and materials from O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch Library are located in the library’s closed stacks and are restricted. Other restricted collections include correspondence, manuscripts and photographs.
Where can I find biographical information on Georgia O’Keeffe?
The Museum has created a biography page and a chronology which will help you learn more about Georgia O’Keeffe and her work.
Recommended Reading: Works on Georgia O’Keeffe
Where can I go for art conservation services?
Begin by developing a list of potential conservators. Contact conservation departments in nearby libraries, museums and archives. They may be able to recommend conservators in private practice in a nearby area or regional centers that offer treatment and broader preservation services. Contact the American Institute for Conservation for additional referrals at aic.stanford.edu. For a set of guidelines on what to expect when working with a professional conservator, consult the Web leaflet of the New England Document Conservation Center at www.nedcc.org/plam3/tleaf69.htm. If you have further questions about conservation or preservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.