1. Welcome to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

1. Welcome to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum


Welcome to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. We are delighted that you decided to spend part of your day with us.

Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, created imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” O’Keeffe’s images—instantly recognizable as her own —include ground-breaking abstractions; innovative depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, bones and other natural forms in which she played dramatically with scale and cropping; New York cityscapes and skyscrapers viewed from extreme and unusual perspectives; and bold paintings of the unique forms and colors of the land and architecture of northern New Mexico.

This Museum was opened in 1997, eleven years after her death, to celebrate this remarkable individual and pioneer American modernist artist. To inspire all current and future generations, the Museum preserves, presents and advances the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and Modernism through innovative public engagement, education, and research.

We care for a growing collection of artwork by O’Keeffe, including nearly 150 oil paintings, nearly 700 sketches, and important pastels, watercolors, and charcoals. Our collections also include O’Keeffe’s personal property, including her art materials, and a significant archive of documentation and photography of her life and times.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, located nearby on Grant Avenue, is the only museum-related research facility in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism. It sponsors visiting scholars and makes our library, collections and archives accessible to researchers, in-house scholars, and the public by appointment.

We also invite visitors to O’Keeffe’s home and studio in Abiquiu, a remarkable experience that provides unique insight into the artist’s life and aesthetic. Tours are by appointment and can be booked at the visitor information desk.

We hope that you enjoy your time at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and that you visit often.