O’Keeffe in the Landscape

  • Wednesday, June 1
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MT
  • Virtual

“I must have nights out under the stars.”

At the age of 74, Georgia O’Keeffe river rafted for the first time. By this stage in her life, she was an avid camper, and rafting down the Colorado River was a welcomed challenge. Starting in 1910, Georgia O’Keeffe made a habit of immersing herself in the wilderness through frequent camping trips and other outdoor excursions. When she began traveling to New Mexico several years later, her camping trips became more frequent and more remote.

Join Giustina Renzoni, Curator of Historic Properties, to learn how these outings deepened her relationship with the natural world and coincided with the rise of outdoor recreation in the United States.

The exhibition, O’Keeffe in the Landscape, explores O’Keeffe’s camping trips through the photography of her friends and the personal effects she brought with her on her trips, including camping gear and clothing. It will be on view at The O’Keeffe Welcome Center in Abiquiú, New Mexico from April 19, 2022 through April 11, 2023. The exhibition is free and open to the general public.

Note that all program times are in MST.

This event is FREE to attend. There is an option to make a $10 donation with your ticket. If you would like to make a gift of a different amount, please click here. Your gift enables us to provide programming such as this.

About the Speaker:

Giustina Renzoni joined the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in 2018. As the Curator of Historic Properties, she oversees tours, programs, community outreach initiatives, and exhibitions connected to Georgia O’Keeffe’s two historic homes. Previously, Giustina worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, overseeing daily operations, several perennial public programs, and school tours. As an independent curator, Giustina has organized exhibitions in Boston and Denver, highlighting up-and-coming local artists. She received her BA in Cultural Anthropology from Northeastern University, Boston and an MA in Art History from University of Colorado, Boulder focusing on Spanish colonial visual culture and printmaking.

Image: Todd Webb. Georgia O’Keeffe Exiting Raft, 1961. Gelatin silver print, 7 5/16 x 9 7/16 inches. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. © Todd Webb Archive. [2006.6.19]

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