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ICYMI: Georgia O’Keeffe opens this week

April 13th, 2017

Georgia O’Keeffe. Oriental Poppies, 1927. Oil paint on canvas, 76.2 x 101.9 cm. The Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Museum Purchase, 1937.1 © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

It’s no secret that we’re the only North American museum presenting a major Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition…and it’s kind of a big deal. The exhibition just finished hugely successful runs at the Tate Modern in London, England and the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna, Austria – and it opens here this week! AGO Members’ previews begin on Wednesday, and public hours begin this Saturday.

This is the largest and most significant exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work ever shown in Canada, with more than 80 jaw-dropping works, including two that are exclusive to the AGO.

Throughout her long career, O’Keeffe won respect for her outward fierceness and tenacity. Using quotes from the artist herself, the exhibition tells the story of O’Keeffe’s journey, giving us a glimpse into her inner world through her own words. Charting her artistic vision from the plains of West Texas to the high desert of New Mexico, the works of art on view reveal O’Keeffe’s deeply personal connection to landscape, architecture and nature that inspired her singular vision. A collection of 45 photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and Arnold Newman explores how photography influenced O’Keeffe’s artistic style, and vice versa.

Timed-entry tickets for Georgia O’Keeffe are on sale now, and are $16.50 for post-secondary students and youth ages 17 and under, $21.50 for seniors and $25 for adults. Admission is free for children five and under. Tickets are available online, in person and by phone. The exhibition runs until July 30.

Are you an AGO Member? Not only is admission free, but Members also have access to an exclusive preview before the exhibition opens to the public!

To celebrate, we’re offering a whole line-up of exciting programs and offerings – stay tuned, because we’ll be profiling some of it in upcoming editions of AGOinsider! (Hint: think Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired cocktails.)

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