Georgia O'Keeffe, the American modernist painter, is best known for her paintings inspired by the landscape and architecture of New Mexico. Art lovers will be able to see another side of the painter's work at “Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land,” a new exhibit now on display at the Heard Museum.
The Heard Museum in central Phoenix will host a major art exhibit beginning this fall, featuring the works of Georgia O'Keeffe — Photo courtesy of Heard Museum
The traveling exhibit will focus on O'Keeffe's depictions of Hopi katsina dolls - a part of the painter's career that has been little explored until now. The exhibit also includes drawings, as well as some key paintings of the New Mexican landscape and cultural objects.
The exhibit spans the breadth of O'Keeffe's career. There are works dating from 1929, the first year O'Keeffe lived in New Mexico, until 1953, the last year the painter took New Mexico as her subject matter.
The Heard Museum will be incorporating a carefully curated group of authentic katsina dolls to exhibit along with O'Keeffe's works. The museum also plans to run several special programs in conjunction with the exhibition throughout the fall.
The exhibition, which was organized by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, will be on display at Phoenix's Heard Museum until March 2014.