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Building Home - Construction of O'Keeffe's Home and Studio
The Abiquiú area has been inhabited for over 5,000 years by various groups of indigenous peoples as evidenced by archeological and oral history data. Abiquiú is a Tewa name with various meanings. The indigenous people of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo call it P’efubu’u which means the end of a log or stick, a projection of mesa land, or end of timber town. In 1945, Georgia O'Keeffe purchased the 4.75-acre Home & Studio property in Abiquiú from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. At the time, the site was a ruin. A three-year process transformed the abandoned site into the iconic modernist adobe compound we see today. O'Keeffe lived in the home until the end of her life. O'Keeffe hired her friend Maria Chabot, a Texas native and student of regional architecture with experience managing large properties, to oversee the reconstruction of the house. They relied on a local crew to rebuild the structure using traditional techniques and knowledge of vernacular materials such as adobe brick construction, viga and latila roofing, and other design elements that have generally come to be known as the Pueblo Revival style. The O'Keeffe Museum is committed to the ongoing preservation needs of this historic property and works with conservation experts and members of the local community to research and maintain the artist's home. What does home mean to you? Let us know in the comments! Video Edited by Nicole Davis
Documenting O'Keeffe's Collection of Animal Bones, Pt. 2
University of New Mexico Zooarcheology Research Student, Victoria Monagle discusses her project at the O'Keeffe Museum documenting and identifying O'Keeffe's collection of animal bones. Artwork: @mfaboston, GOKM Photographs: @toddwebbarchive Video produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, March 2020.
Georgia O'Keeffe: The Candid Camera
From an early date, Georgia O’Keeffe’s reputation as an artist was tied to her image; a public persona that would be crafted principally through photography. Central to this was her relationship, beginning in 1917, with Alfred Stieglitz, who would photograph O’Keeffe more than three hundred times over the course of twenty years. Indeed, O’Keeffe’s self-presentation-her taste for starkly contrasting black-and-white clothes and ease in front of the camera-can be ascribed in part to her experience as Alfred Stieglitz’s model. But Stieglitz, who married O’Keeffe in 1924, was not the only photographer who made her a frequent subject. As O’Keeffe began spending more time out west, she was joined at home and in her travels by photographer friends, including Ansel Adams and Todd Webb. This selection of photographs from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s collection capture their subject in more candid moments, in contrast to the familiar and clearly posed character of so many images of the artist. visit www.gokm.org to learn more
Documenting O'Keeffe's Animal Bone Collection, Pt. 1
Learn more about University of New Mexico researcher Victoria Monagle's research into O'Keeffe's bone collection. Video produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, October 2019. Video produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, October 2019. Video Produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
Inside O'Keeffe's Kitchen
Take a peek inside Georgia O'Keeffe's kitchen at the artist's Home and Studio located in beautiful Abiquiu, New Mexico! Video produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, November 2019. Video Produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
Happy New Year from the O'Keeffe Museum
It's our 2019 Wrap Up! Check out some of the amazing things we got up to this year. There is never a dull day at the O'Keeffe Museum. We have the best team anyone could ask for. Their dedication to preserving and presenting the life, art, and legacy of one of the world's most iconic artists is second to none! We are also incredibly grateful for all of you! Thank you for sharing this transformative year with us. We can't wait for all the new and exciting things to come in 2020. Happy New Year! Video Produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, January, 2020.
New Immersive Exhibits - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Don't miss the O'Keeffe Museum's newest immersive and hands on exhibits. On view now in our Santa Fe galleries! Video produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, November 2019. Video Produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
Ritz Tower (1928) - Welcome the Museum's Newest Acquisition!
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is proud to present the newest addition to its collection! Ritz Tower (1928). This beautiful depiction of New York City is one of the artist's rare city inspired artworks. It's on view today in our Santa Fe Galleries. Video produced by Nicole Davis on behalf of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, February 2019.
The O'Keeffe: Library & Archive, Little Magazines
This week, the Museum's Library & Archives team installed a display of Little Magazines from Georgia O'Keeffe's personal collection. Little Magazines were an interesting phenomenon in the late 19th and early 20th century. These periodicals were committed to avant-garde and noncommercial writings. Georgia O’Keeffe owned an impressive collection of important and lesser known little magazines many featuring known friends, colleagues, and other prominent cultural figures such as T.S Eliot. #Library #Arhives #LibraryWeek2019 #Collections #AvantGarde The Michael S. Engl Family Foundation Library and Archive supports the Museum’s exhibitions, collections, and activities through research services and resources with an emphasis on studies of Georgia O’Keeffe and her contemporaries, related regional histories, and Modernism. Visit gokm.org/library to learn more!