Close-up crop of a timeline showing works by O'Keeffe made in 1944.



Exploring Georgia O’Keeffe’s Artistic Career Using Data Visualization

March 11, 2024

During her lifetime, Georgia O’Keeffe created more than 2,000 pieces of artwork in oil, watercolor, pastel, and a range of other media. Now, thanks to funding from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, this entire body of work can be explored using a new interactive chart on the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s website. Hear from Liz Neely, Curator of Digital Experience at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, to learn more about how data visualization helps us see an artist’s work through a new lens and how other prototypes are supporting the development of Georgia O’Keeffe’s digital catalogue raisonné.

A valuable resource for researchers, students, and O’Keeffe enthusiasts at large, this innovative data visualization tool comes from months of audience research and numerous prototypes, all of which help to bring 21st-century research practices to the field of art history.

This talk was recorded as part of our free ‘Mornings With O’Keeffe’ lecture series on the first Wednesday of every month.

Referenced links:

Georgia O’Keeffe Data Visualization (O’Keeffe Museum)

Patterns in the life of Vincent van Gogh (Stefan Pullen)

Coins: A journey through a rich cultural collection (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam)

Traditional Chinese Color Libraries Browser (Zhejiang University)

Information is Beautiful Awards (Data Visualization Society)

Edward Tufte

Dear Data (Giorgia Lupi & Stefanie Posavec)

NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

About the Speaker:

Liz Neely is the Curator of Digital Experience at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum where she leads efforts to publish the art, historic home, and archives collections. She produced the digital publications  Exhibiting O’Keeffe: The Making of an American Modernist and Josephine Halvorson as well as the short film, Following Enchantment’s Line directed by Steven J. Yazzie (Diné/Laguna Pueblo/Anglo).