Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe (must see)

O'Keeffe is the most famous of the famous Santa Fe artists. The O'Keeffe Museum is a small gallery just a few blocks off Santa Fe Plaza, but it houses an incredible collection of the versatile artist's work. O'Keeffe's fame was built as early as the 1920s when she was known for being an independent female role model and a dynamic artist.

O'Keeffe was an internationally renown painter, often credited as the "Mother of American modernism." While she studied and trained out East, she visited the Southwest often and found much inspiration here. After 1929, she lived permanently in Abiquiú, a small village about an hour north of Santa Fe.

O'Keeffe is most known for her watercolor paintings of flowers and Southwest themes. She would collect rocks and bones from the desert, and she looked to the unique architecture found in the area for inspiration.

Why You Should Visit

More than just a collection of her works, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is part of the O'Keeffe Foundation, a non-profit set up from her estate's assets. Archival materials, photographs, many pieces of her work, and her Abiquiú home and studio are now part of the museum.


Don't miss the introductory movie chronicling O'Keeffe's life and artwork when you first enter the museum.
Check out the museum's website for online programs, including watercolor classes and history programs.
If visiting the museum has inspired you to learn more about Georgia O'Keeffe, consider booking a tour of her historic adobe home and studio overlooking the Chama River Valley in Abiquiú.

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Sight Name: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Sight Location: Santa Fe, USA (See walking tours in Santa Fe)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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