L: Georgia O’Keeffe, Autumn Leaves, 1924. Oil on canvas. Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, Museum Purchase, Howald Fund II, 1981.006. R: Georgia O’Keeffe, Starlight Night, Lake George, 1922. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. Images © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Organized by the Hyde Collection in association with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George will examine the extraordinary body of work created by the artist of and at Lake George, New York. From 1918 until the early 1930s, O’Keeffe lived for part of each year at Alfred Stieglitz’s 36-acre family property situated just north of Lake George Village, along the western shore of a 30-mile-long glacial lake in the Adirondack Mountains. Though the Lake George work was critical to the development of O'Keeffe's signature style of modernism and abstraction, this is the first major exhibition devoted to it.
The exhibition will explore the full range of work she produced during this period—including magnified botanical compositions inspired by the flowers and vegetables that she grew in her garden; telescopic views of single leaves or pairs of overlapping leaves based on the trees that grew around Lake George; architectural subjects, including abstracted paintings of the weathered barns and buildings on the Stieglitz property; and panoramic landscape views of the lake and surrounding hills that influenced O'Keeffe's subsequent work in New Mexico.
Come receive curriculum materials, learn about the development of the exhibition, and participate in a studio activity.
To reserve a space for this workshop please contact Emily Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop limited to 20 teachers.