Georgia O’Keeffe often sought out different perspectives to inspire her abstract compositions. Seeing Beyond provides examples of the artist’s ability to look closely and see the unexpected within the commonplace.
One section of the exhibition considers how we see something differently when we look at it longer. A specialized audio tour for Seeing Beyond focuses on O’Keeffe’s reminder to “take time to look,” inviting the viewer to spend more time with each of three O’Keeffe paintings, including The Beyond (1972). The audio tour offers three options for viewing each work in this section: a suggestion to view the painting silently for 60 seconds, a brief descriptive tour that guides the eyes across each painting, and an option to listen with accompanying music.