Georgia O’Keefe Museum: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Most people know Georgia O’Keefe as the woman who paints “close-up flowers nature. O’Keefe, however, has an entire body of work that goes far beyond those painting and played a rather significant role in modern American art. The Georgia O’Keefe Museum is Santa Fe is an awesome place to get a glimpse of who she was and why her art is still so important today. William Bailey Travel reviews this top destination for travel.
The Museum opened to the public in July of 1997, more than a decade after the artist’s death. O’Keefe dedicated her life to creating images that expressed the world through her eyes. Her body of work is easily identifiable and includes her abstracts of flowers, leaves, bones, landscapes and architectural landscapes. The collection includes more than 3,000 works of various mediums, representing the growth and development of O’Keefe as an artist.
The Museum seeks to inspire current and future generations and to advance the artistic work of O’Keefe. As a way of connecting guests to the artist, beyond her work, visitors can also tour O’Keefe’s home and studio. The Museum took responsibility of these iconic locations in 2006 and have worked to preserve and care for them. Now a national historic landmark, the home and studio are open for tours by appointment and well worth the visit.
There are a variety of tours available to the public and for school groups at the Museum. Docent led tours can be arranged ahead of time for up to 15 participants. Curator tours can be arranged for small groups as well. School tours are offered for free for Pre-K through High School groups. Advanced reservations are needed for all group visits, so it is best to have a few dates in mind when booking tours. Once visitors have a dates in mind, your group visit can be arranged through the museum’s website here.
The Museum is located at 217 Johnson Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Hours of operation vary throughout the week. Admission ranges from $8-$12, depending on residency and age. Members of the museum never have to pay admission. Please note: the Museum strongly suggests that guests download their interactive application online prior to arrival, as there are multiple interactive opportunities during the gallery tour.