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Love and Art in the Marriage of Stieglitz and O’Keeffe: The Wages of Commitment

February 14 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm
| Cost: $4 | Cost for Members: $2

Artists are famously rewarding but also difficult lovers. When two first-rank artists pair up, the complex interplay of creativities can lead to great works of art—and the competition of creative egos can lead to great personal tragedies—both for the artists themselves, and for the lovers who are drawn into their circles. Daniel Bullen will talk about the marriage between Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, who were married from 1924 until Stieglitz’ death in 1946. Through creative downpours and droughts, through affairs and nervous breakdowns, across great distances, artistic styles and temperaments, their enduring marriage describes the intersection of great individual talent and great devotion, and constitutes a work of art in itself. The talk will be accompanied by a slide show of the works their relationship generated, and it will be followed by discussion. Daniel Bullen is the author of The Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative Intimacy, and The Dangers of Passion: The Transcendental Friendship of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller.

Presented by Daniel Bullen, author

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.


February 14
12:15 pm–1:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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