Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Announces New Exhibition ‘Modern Nature’

First ever exhibition to explore the art produced during the years the artist lived in the Adirondacks with Alfred Stieglitz




Event Description

The Hyde Collection, in association with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, is organizing a first-of-its kind exhibition that will closely examine the body of work created by O’Keeffe of and at Lake George, New York. The exhibition opens in Santa Fe on October 4, 2013 and will be on view through January 2014.

Between 1918 and 1934, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) lived for part of each year at Alfred Stieglitz’s (1864-1946) family estate on Lake George, the popular resort destination in the Adirondacks of New York. The 36-acre property was situated just north of Lake George Village along the western shoreline. It served as a rural retreat for the artist, providing the basic materials for her art and a distinct spirit of place that was essential to O’Keeffe’s modern approach to the natural world. During this highly productive decade, O’Keeffe created more than 200 paintings on canvas and paper in addition to sketches and pastels, making her Lake George years among the most prolific and transformative of her seven-decade career. This period also coincided with her first critical success and emergence as a professional artist; yet, Lake George is often portrayed as an annoyance from which she tried to escape.