Current Exhibition

Georgia O’Keeffe, a Life Well Lived: Photographs by Malcolm Varon

April 7, 2022 - October 31, 2022

Santa Fe, NM

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Never-before-seen photographs of O'Keeffe and her life in Northern New Mexico.

Photograph of a women in profile with white gray hair in a subtle matching hair net. Her skin is peachy-tan and worn with wrikles. She is slightly smiling. The woman wears a black jacket or shirt with a white collar and stands against a tan-colored stucco wall.

In 1977 a correspondent from Art News arrived in Abiquiú to prepare a piece on “Georgia O’Keeffe at 90.” Upon arrival he discovered that there were no recent photographs of O’Keeffe available to illustrate the article, however, the photographer Malcolm Varon (O’Keeffe’s preferred art photographer) happened to be visiting. Varon shot more than 70 color images capturing not only portraits of the artist, but also of her life in Northern New Mexico. The magazine published five of the photographs. This exhibition brings together many of Varon’s unpublished images, capturing O’Keeffe during a far less documented period of her life, in full color, relaxed in the familiar home and landscape she loved so much. The exhibition is co-curated by Georgia O’Keeffe scholar, Barbara Buhler Lynes.

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