The O’Keeffe Museum Receives New Mexico Humanities Council Grant for Digital Programs
The $10,000 grant award supports a series of ten online lectures.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 26, 2020 (Santa Fe, NM)— The Georgia O’Keeffe
Museum is honored to receive a New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) grant award to
support the Museum’s ten-part webinar series, “O’Keeffe from Anywhere.” The $10,000 grant is
a state allocation of funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “O’Keeffe from
Anywhere” will bring humanities scholars, Georgia O’Keeffe experts, and audiences together for
interactive lectures. These public events will be online and free.
“This is a great honor from the New Mexico Humanities Council and we are thankful for the
opportunity to share this series of events,” says Katrina Latka, the Museum’s Curator of
Education and Interpretation, and the project’s director. “Doing this digitally has a lot of
advantages. It allows us to connect with people even as our museum doors are closed. We love
being able to serve our communities with innovative programs in a medium that allows us to
safely interact with each other.” Latka adds, “We can also dramatically expand our outreach. We
anticipate a lot of new people in the audience for the ‘O’Keeffe from Anywhere’ series.”
The lecture series officially launches tonight with “This is Not ‘O’Keeffe Country’,” a panel
discussion moderated by writer Dr. Alicia Inez Guzmán. Participants will explore why the term
‘O’Keeffe Country’ is an inappropriate way to describe northern New Mexico. Panelists include
Dr. Corrine Sanchez, Executive Director of Tewa Women United, Dr. Christina M. Castro, cofounder of the Three Sisters Collective, and Santa Clara Pueblo artist, Jason Garcia.
“O’Keeffe from Anywhere” lectures will extend into 2021. The series will include prominent
humanities scholars such as Lesley Poling-Kempes, author and poet Lauren Camp. Advanced
registration is required and available through the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s website,
ABOUT THE GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM
Since 1997, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has shared the art, life, and story of Georgia O’Keeffe to visitors from around the world. Located in New Mexico, where Georgia O’Keeffe lived the final decades of her life, the O’Keeffe has sites and experiences in two historic destinations, Santa Fe and Abiquiú. For more information, please visit okeeffemuseum.org.