With a career spanning over six decades, Georgia O’Keeffe has been celebrated for her paintings of flowers, animal bones, and landscapes. Less well known is her depth of engagement with abstraction. The paintings in this exhibition, drawn from the Museum’s collection, range from pioneering early abstractions to late works that exemplify the synthesis of abstraction and nature in O’Keeffe’s art. This exhibition invites visitors to explore O’Keeffe’s rejection of “realism” in favor of a radical, hybrid mode of representation.
“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.”