The Springfield Museums’ painting New Mexican Landscape by Georgia O’Keeffe was created in 1930, just one year after the artist made her first trip to the state. Prior to traveling to New Mexico, O’Keeffe had become well known in New York City for her paintings of flowers, which were exhibited at her husband Alfred Stieglitz’s gallery. However, the vast landscapes, open skies, and indigenous art of the American Southwest captivated O’Keeffe and had a transformative effect on her art. She would return to the state frequently before moving permanently in 1949. In a letter to art critic Henry McBride, she wrote, “I never felt at home in the East like I do out here […] I feel like myself again—and I like it.” Through a close look at her art and public image, this lecture will explore the way in which O’Keeffe’s move to New Mexico enabled her to forge an independent path.
Presented by Maggie North, Acting Curator of Art, Springfield Museums
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.
Tickets available first-come, first-serve on the day of the lecture at the Welcome Center. The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.