Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe

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

Since 1997, this museum, just a skip northwest of the Santa Fe Plaza, has been paying homage to the artist who's practically part of New Mexico's DNA. O'Keeffe, the rebel of the New York art scene, often credited as the "Mother of American modernism", fell in love with the Land of Enchantment back in the roaring '20s and eventually settled in Abiquiu full-time in 1949 after her husband's demise.

Sure, a lot of O'Keeffe's greatest hits—those sensual, almost abstract flower blossoms—are hanging out in other big-name museums, but don't let that dampen your spirits. The exhibits here give you the backstage pass into O'Keeffe's world, showcasing not just her the works she has kept but also the odds and ends her foundation has been stockpiling since she passed in 1986. And sometimes, they toss in some side acts—her contemporaries or those whose work she influenced or admired.

If you're up for it, they've also got tours you can join in on. The Walk & Talk tour is pretty popular, and there's a deep dive into O'Keeffe's studio at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu if you're inspired to learn more. Oh, and heads up, they're planning to move to a new spot on Grant Avenue in 2025. It's going to have a community garden and an increased focus on stewardship, so keep those calendars marked!

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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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