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At the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Community Engagement Working Group is dedicated to fostering trust, openness, and accessibility alongside our diverse New Mexico communities. Through active listening, collaboration, and transparency, we strive to create meaningful, inclusive, and responsive programs. Ongoing assessment, training, and feedback will ensure we are living our values and our goals are continuously met and developed. Our goal is to serve respect, and enrich the tapestry of voices and perspectives throughout our region.

Community Engagement is about connecting with local communities, listening to their needs, and creating programs that reflect their voices. The purpose of these values is to guide how we at the Museum build relationships and stay transparent. These values help us understand what matters to our community and ensure we act with respect, fairness, and openness.


  • We at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum aim to serve our wide-ranging communities, from our local neighbors to our visiting guests, with intention, humility, and openness. We will do this through: active listening, collaboration, engaging in dialogue, incorporating different kinds of knowledge, being reciprocal, and meeting people where they are. We value the multiplicity of voices, experiences, and perspectives of all.

  • We at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum aim to build trust by being transparent in our practices, standards, and procedures. We will maintain a system of fair compensation for our collaborators, make relevant information easily accessible to the public, be open regarding the legacy and history of Georgia O’Keeffe and the Museum, and remain open to acknowledging and correcting our mistakes.

  • We at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum aim to be accessible to communities, particularly those we have not previously served by a being proactive resource and responsive to community needs. This comes with a commitment to learning from, adapting to, and supporting audiences through the creation of engaging, relatable, and responsive programs.

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