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Oct 21, 2015. - Jan 3, 2016.

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Georgia O'Keeffe: A Place of Her Own

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Georgia O'Keeffe, Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV, oil on canvas, 1930. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. © The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Click to enlarge.

Welcome to the finale of a series of exhibitions pairing favorites from the Chrysler Collection with generous loans from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. This show explores the enchanting works of American painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

A deep appreciation for nature guided O'Keeffe's work and gives her a unique place in the history of modern art. Her bold, close-up depictions of plants and flowers shocked early viewers but ultimately earned respect from the male-dominated New York art establishment. Later landscapes—some personal, others panoramic—reveal her persistent interest in shape, contrast, and mood.

O'Keeffe's brilliant career is outlined through works spanning six decades. Come see how the seductive curves and colors of her famous Jack-in-the-Pulpit flower series from 1930 evolved into hauntingly austere paintings like the Chrysler's massive 1954 work Black Door with Red.

"I found I could say things with color and shapes," wrote O’Keeffe in 1923, "that I couldn’t say any other way."

These works will be on view in Gallery 222 from Oct. 21, 2015, to Jan. 3, 2016. Admission is free.

Georgia O’Keeffe
Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. VI
Oil on canvas, 1930
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
© The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society, New York

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