A Review of ‘Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico,’ at the Montclair Art Museum

“Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land” at the Montclair Art Museum, a traveling exhibition organized by curators at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., looks at a different O’Keeffe: the second third of her life, from 1929 to 1953, when she came to represent the solitary artist living in the vast American Southwest, and her engagement with Native American arts and culture.

O’Keeffe (1887-1986) made her first trip to New Mexico — aside from a few days with her sister in 1917 — in the summer of 1929. The works from that year are clearly exploratory. Sketchbooks and watercolors focus on architecture, which is not surprising, since O’Keeffe, along with Charles Demuth and http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/nyregion/a-review-of-georgia-okeeffe-in-new-mexico-at-the-montclair-art-museum.html

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