Half-length portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe with head in profile facing viewer left wearing a dark scarf/ turban tied behind her head; torso is frontal, neutral facial expression with eyes looking upward; she wears a white scoop-neck drawstring blouse under a dark sweater and vest; framed against a sky with clouds.


Georgia O'Keeffe

Scientific Imaginations of Georgia O’Keeffe

April 24, 2023

Exploring Georgia O’Keeffe’s relationships with science and scientists provides new insights into who she was, how she approached her work, and the ways in which she related to the world in which she lived. This talk approaches the scientific imaginations of Georgia O’Keeffe through a conversation focusing on her construction of a nuclear fallout shelter at her Abiquiú home, and her decades-long collaboration with her conservator, Caroline Keck.

About the Speaker

Sherri Wasserman is a designer, writer/researcher, and multidisciplinary collaborator who constructs experiences at intersections of physical, digital, and informational landscapes. In addition to her extensive work on projects spanning from individual artist partnerships to initiatives for major institutions, she holds degrees in visual arts and history from Oberlin College, design and programming for emerging technologies from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and science and technology studies from ASU’s Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Ph.D. program.

This talk was recorded as part of our free ‘Mornings With O’Keeffe’ lecture series on the first Wednesday of every month.