Rights and Reproductions
The Museum manages the usage of works by Georgia O'Keeffe through copyright and trademark.
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum holds trademarks for Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. We support and review the usage of high-resolution images of their artworks. We also support usage of Fine Art and Non Fine Art material in Museum Collections. The Museum seeks to promote the fair use of material in scholarly, educational, and non-profit projects.
General Image Use
Reproductions of artworks by O’Keeffe may not be cropped or distorted, whether by rotation, inversion, change of proportion, color alteration, superimposition, animation, cartooning, removal of blemishes or inscriptions, or other methods. Credit information must appear alongside the image, with her name, artwork title, date, size, medium, accession number, and gift information.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights for materials held by others. The applicant assumes all responsibility for obtaining permission from copyright holders and is subject to any claims under the Copyright Law and laws of libel as the result of the publication.
For more information, email the Digital Experience and Rights Manager.
The Museum works national rights clearinghouse, Artists Rights Society (ARS) to license and monitor all requests for artwork reproduction. ARS follows guidelines established by the Museum, based upon standards defined by Georgia O’Keeffe herself. Please contact ARS directly with your request. Please allow a minimum of ten business days to obtain a license. ARS clears intellectual property rights only; the procurement of photography is a separate function and is the responsibility of the user. Works by Alfred Stieglitz have entered the public domain. Fees and conditions of use may apply for the provision of high-resolution files.
The Museum makes images of artwork available through a fine arts stock photography archive, Art Resource.
Archives Reproduction (Non-Fine Arts Collection)
Requests for images of collection objects, including art materials, personal property, library, and archival materials, and Museum owned properties, are evaluated for the appropriate context. Fees apply for image delivery and licensing fees. If existing photography does not exist requests for new photography will be considered.
The Public Relations Program Manager evaluates requests for images for publicity/promotional purposes. This includes requests from contributors to, and representatives of, online/print commercial publications, as well as film/video productions, of which the primary benefit of publication is to enhance the Museum’s positive visibility. Requests must be made in writing, public relations will determine if the requested image use is appropriate and beneficial to the Museum’s promotion. Fees may apply.
Photography and Filming Requests
Photographers and filmmakers interested in filming at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum must complete the online application. Applications must be submitted 90 days in advance. Completion of this application form does not guarantee approval. A Museum representative will be in touch regarding the application status within two weeks.