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Member Lecture: Georgia O’Keeffe: “My New Yorks”

Thurs, May 30 | 6:00–7:00

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Georgia O’Keeffe

In this member lecture, Sarah Kelly Oehler, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator, Arts of the Americas, discusses the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: “My New Yorks.”

As co-curator of the first exhibition to seriously examine O’Keeffe’s paintings, drawings, and pastels of urban landscapes from her time in New York City, Oehler situates these energetic experimentations as essential to understanding the modernist investigations O’Keeffe is best known for.

Can’t make it on this date? Member lectures for Georgia O’Keeffe: “My New Yorks” are also offered May 31 and June 1.

One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.

—Georgia O’Keeffe

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Sarah Kelly Oehler, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator, Arts of the Americas, and vice president, Curatorial Strategy, co-curated Georgia O’Keeffe: “My New Yorks.” Oehler joined the Art Institute in 2002 and has contributed to numerous exhibitions and publications at the museum. Selected previous projects include Charles White: A Retrospective (2018), Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon Returns to Chicago (2017), America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s (2016), and Shatter Rupture Break: The Modern Series I (2015).

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