Contemporary art and modernism fascinated world-famous artist Georgia O'Keeffe. This namesake museum spotlights her work, ... More
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Contemporary art and modernism fascinated world-famous artist Georgia O'Keeffe. This namesake museum spotlights her work, but also showcases the work of many other established artists. The exhibits change about three times a year, so no matter how many times you visit, you'll always see something new. In addition to the static displays, there are a number of rotating exhibits. The O'Keeffe Cafe is a great place to grab a bite to eat, and the Museum Shop offers gifts. Please note that admission is free the first Friday of the month, from 5-8 p.m.
This was fun and interesting. It was particularly interesting to learn about O'Keeffe's life. In addition to some of her most wonderful pieces, there was a Gene Hackman narratted movie and some amazing photographs of O'Keeffe and her companions. It was a very thoughtful experience. I wish I had had more time to enjoy it. Like most museums the hours are horrible for a someone who works during the day.
This is just one of those need to go to kind of places. I'd love to go back there & would still go back to Grant Corner Inn next door to have a wonderful place to stay. Next time I'd plan ahead further to also be able to go to Abiqui .... that requires months to a year ahead reservation to see where Georgia O'Keefe lived and that's what I didn't have. 8/2001
Particularly for first time visitors it’s a good idea to visit the museum website to learn about the current exhibition. Also, it will alert you to the two-week period between exhibitions when most if not all the galleries are closed. The museum features three exhibitions per year all featuring O’Keeffe and her fellow American Modernists contemporaries. If you are or become a true fan of O’Keeffe one visit will not be enough.
While the museum is small, a total of nine galleries, suggest planning on spending at least an hour for touring the galleries. Additionally, a 12-video about O’Keeffe’s life narrated by Gene Hackman and a shorter video produced for the current exhibition run back-to-back continuously throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. when the museum opens. Save time to visit the museum’s gift shop.
Full admission is equal to that of a movie (matinees in most parts of the US) with discounts for seniors, students and residents of New Mexico. Youth 18 and under get in free. Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the museum is free to all. The museum provides a children’s book about Georgia O’Keeffe to help youngsters learn and enjoy their experience.
A great way to experience the museum is to join a docent led tour. They are held daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 or 2:30 p.m. There is also a docent-led tour on Friday evenings beginning at 5:15 or 5:30 p.m.
There is indoor public parking a couple blocks in either direction from the museum. On-street parking is limited to two-hours before you have to feed the meter. Note: on-street parking is free on Sunday.
Goeorgia O'keefe is an amazing female artists and deserves respect from even the harshest critics! She was a leader of her time!! I thought her museum was quaint and enjoyable. I have been twice and saw something different both times! Great place to visit!
I have always liked her use of color in the phase of her life when she painted realism. But when she went off track and painted goofy stuff like flowers floating in the clouds along side a cow skull???
This museum was definitely a destination in my recent trip to Santa Fe. I was a little sad to see how small the museum was, but the displays alone are worth the trip, even if it only takes a half hour at most to see it all. Pay the extra money to do the self guided audio tour. The gift shop is also a highlight.
This was on my 4 year old's must see list (she had received a children's book about Georgia O'Keeffe for Christmas). Initially I was disappointed that the display while we were there was NM landscapes and not her famous flowers, but by the time we left the museum I had fallen in love with the landscape paintings. Great infomational video about the artist. After visiting the museum and seeing the paintings, our girls (2 and 4) loved watching the landscape as we drove through NM. A great place to visit even if you don't have small children!
I visited Sante Fe several years ago and did many enjoyable things, but the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum remains the highpoint of my visit! Anyone who enjoys her flowers or stunning southwestern art, or who simply enjoys wonderful art, would enjoy this museum. Well worth the small fee. Then go enjoy one of the many cafes in Sante Fe and discuss the experience with a friend. You'll be glad you went there!
Since the 1880s, people have been riding the railway between Santa Fe and Lamy. The was a point when this
was the primary means of transportation between the two towns. Now, however, the daily trips have become a popular ...
The Institute of American Indian Arts Museum is located downtown, one block east of the plaza and across the street
from the St. Francis Cathedral. It's the only museum in the world that highlights contemporary Native American arts. Carl ...
The Museum of International Folk Art features artists who represent traditions from Hispanic and Latino cultures. The Museum opened to
the public in 1953 and is now home to the world's largest collection of folk art! Over 130,000 artifacts ...