Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern

Mar 3, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Time: Museum Hours: Wednesday & Friday-Sunday 11am-6pm; Thursday 11am-10pm. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Phone Number: 718-638-5000
Contact: information@brooklynmuseum.org
Website: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions
Description:


Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona-including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O'Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values.

In addition to selected paintings and items of clothing, the exhibition presents photographs of O'Keeffe and her homes by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, Todd Webb, and others. It also includes works that entered the Brooklyn collection following O'Keeffe's first-ever museum exhibition-held at the Brooklyn Museum in 1927.

The exhibition is organized in sections that run from her early years, when O'Keeffe crafted a signature style of dress that dispensed with ornamentation; to her years in New York, in the 1920s and 1930s, when a black-and-white palette dominated much of her art and dress; and to her later years in New Mexico, where her art and clothing changed in response to the surrounding colors of the Southwestern landscape. The final section explores the enormous role photography played in the artist's reinvention of herself in the Southwest, when a younger generation of photographers visited her, solidifying her status as a pioneer of modernism and as a contemporary style icon.


Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern
is organized by guest curator Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University, and coordinated by Lisa Small, Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, Brooklyn Museum.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of ten exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.


EVENTS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBITION
Artist's Eye: Patricia Johanson on Georgia O'Keeffe
April 8, 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Join Patricia Johanson for an intimate look at Georgia O'Keeffe.

Gallery Tour
April 8, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition.

Gallery Tour
April 9, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition.

Gallery Tour
April 9, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition.

Gallery Tour
April 13, 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition.






The Brooklyn Museum is excited to announce A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, ten distinct exhibitions and an extensive calendar of related public programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The Museum-wide series starts in October 2016 and continues through early 2018.

A Year of Yes
presents a multiplicity of voices from the history of feminism and feminist art while also showcasing contemporary artistic practices and new thought leadership. The project recognizes feminism as a driving force for progressive change and takes the transformative contributions of feminist art during the last half-century as its starting point. A Year of Yes then reimagines the next steps, expanding feminist thinking from its roots in the struggle for gender parity to embrace broader social-justice issues of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity.

From exhibitions of renowned and trailblazing women artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Marilyn Minter, to a breakthrough survey of the lesser-known artist Beverly Buchanan; from a long-overdue historical account of the centrality of women of color in the emergence of second-wave feminism, to exhibitions with global contemporary artists enacting a future of equality, A Year of Yes pushes back against conventional barriers while expanding the canon.

A Year of Yes also delves into the history of the Brooklyn Museum itself, reexamining the radical, progressive, and largely unheralded contributions so often left out of traditional institutional histories. By reinterpreting the collection, amid ten special exhibitions and innovative public programming, the Museum will demonstrate how feminism's reenvisioning of the contemporary world has changed how we understand the artworks in the building, the culture that surrounds them, and the ways history gets written.

PRESS RELEASE

A Year of Yes Exhibitions
Beverly Buchanan-Ruins and Rituals
, October 21, 2016-March 5, 2017
Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
, November 4, 2016-April 2, 2017
Iggy Pop Life Class, November 4, 2016-March 26, 2017
Infinite Blue, Opening late November 2016
A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt, Opening December 2, 2016
Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern, March 3, 2017-July 23, 2017
Utopia Station, Launching late March 2017
We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85, April 21-September 17, 2017
The Roots of "The Dinner Party", Opening October 20, 2017
A Feminist Timeline, Opening October 20, 2017

Event Type: Exhibition