Press Release

In Remembrance of Anne Marion, Founder of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

February 13, 2020

Mrs. Marion established the Museum in 1997.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—February 13, 2020 (Santa Fe, NM)— The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s founder, Anne Marion, passed away on Tuesday evening in California. Mrs. Marion was passionate arts patron, determined leader, and generous philanthropist. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum exists today because of her will to create a single-artist museum devoted to Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and legacy over twenty years ago.

Mrs. Marion and her husband John established the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1997. She served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees until 2016. It is because of Anne Marion’s vision that Georgia O’Keeffe’s legacy thrives in northern New Mexico and connects with audiences from around the world. All of us at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum are grateful to Anne Marion’s generosity, and are proud to carry on her commitment to Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and life story.


ABOUT THE GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM: Since 1997, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has
shared the art, life, and story of Georgia O’Keeffe with visitors from around the world. Located in
New Mexico, where Georgia O’Keeffe lived the final decades of her life, the O’Keeffe has sites
and experiences in two historic destinations, Santa Fe and Abiquiú. For more information, please visit

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