Future Exhibition

Radical Abstraction

December 2, 2022 - October 30, 2023

Santa Fe, NM

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Timed tickets required for all visitors. Free for members.

The lower third of this piece is covered by a broad band of black. The upper portion of the canvas is filled with several variations of blue; however, a thin stripe of white bisects the blues horizontally.
“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.”

Georgia O'Keeffe

With a career spanning over six decades, Georgia O’Keeffe has been celebrated for her paintings of flowers, animal bones, and landscapes. Less well known is her depth of engagement with abstraction. The paintings in this exhibition, drawn from the Museum’s collection, range from pioneering early abstractions to late works that exemplify the synthesis of abstraction and nature in O’Keeffe’s art. This exhibition invites visitors to explore O’Keeffe’s rejection of “realism” in favor of a radical, hybrid mode of representation.