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Photograph of the exhibition wall at 291 where Georgia O'Keeffe's watercolors paintings are displayed.

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Career

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Historic Exhibitions

September 12, 2023

Liz Neely hosts a conversation with special guest and preeminent Georgia O’Keeffe scholar Barbara Buhler Lynes to discuss how looking back at O’Keeffe’s historic exhibitions provides a view into the development of the artist’s career and public persona.

This talk celebrates the publication Exhibiting O’Keeffe: The Making of an American Modernist as well as a searchable collection of Georgia O’Keeffe’s historic exhibitions including lists of artworks, exhibition installation photographs, and other archival documentation. These publications give us a closer look at the development of exhibitions showcasing the artist and how they reveal a network of personal and professional relationships that shaped perceptions of the artist, exhibiting institutions, and ultimately our understanding of American Modernism.

About the Speakers

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).

Our special guest, Barbara Buhler Lynes, is an art historian, curator, and preeminent scholar on the art and life of Georgia O’Keeffe. She is the author of Georgia O’Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné (1999) among numerous other publications including her contribution to the Exhibiting O’Keeffe online publication.

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