Recognized as the mother of American modernism, Georgia O'Keeffe continues to captivate and inspire art enthusiasts with her portraits of nature and beauty. Known for her paintings of flora and her later fame in American Southwest landscapes, O'Keeffe is a staple in New Mexican history and art.
Founded in 1995 by the Marions, local philanthropists, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum of Santa Fe covers the indomitable artist's life and legacy, her time spent in New Mexico, and her movements through the art world. O'Keeffe's love affair with New Mexico began in 1929 when she went searching for inspiration, finding it in the seemingly barren yet subtly fruitful vistas of the desert. Over the years, O'Keeffe took up properties north of Santa Fe, both of which are overseen by the museum. The Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio is now open for the public and lies 53 miles north of Santa Fe in Abiquiu.
Exhibitions at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum cover everything from the artist's personal possessions to her photographic career and of course her paintings. There are a total of 981 works by O'Keeffe plus nearly 2,000 photographs of O'Keeffe and her life, done by other photographers. There are a number of guided tours available through the museum including the Home and Studio tour, Curator tours, Research Center tours, and Before Hours tours among others.