Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
art museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico



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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
art museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Average: 5 (1 vote)

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

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O’Keeffe was pretty much a badass, and luckily for us, there's a whole museum dedicated to showing the world her badassery.

So you may be wondering, what’s the big whoop about O’Keeffe, she was just another painter right? Well, she was one of those strong female types, totally vibed with nature...and she loved to paint in the nude. Enough said.

This museum opened eleven years after O’Keeffe passed away and is completely funded by private donations, which proves how much people love her work. The museum tries to live true to O’Keeffe’s life goal which, as she put it, was to express “the wideness and wonder of the world I live in.” Considering how fruitful her artistic career was, this is not a hard task.

The museum has the largest collection of O’Keeffe artwork in the world, housing a whopping 1,149 paintings, drawing, and sculptures. She was one prolific artist; that is a ton of work! And to think, that accounts for only about half of the art she produced in her lifetime. So if you love her vagina paintings, whoops, I mean flower paintings, this institution should be at the top of your “must-see” museum list. But don’t worry; she’s not the only artist they show here. They have almost 2,000 works by other artists and often do group exhibitions showing her work as compared superstars like Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.

And apparently meth heads love this museum, too! In the hit TV show Breaking Bad, Jesse and his girlfriend Jane were going to take a trip here and get cultured. For reasons fans know, they didn’t quite make it. So don’t put your visit off! You never know what could happen, especially in New Mexico.

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Here is what Wikipedia says about Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is dedicated to the artistic legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe, her life, American modernism, and public engagement. It opened on July 17, 1997, eleven years after the artist's death. It comprises multiple sites in two locations: Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Abiquiu, New Mexico. In addition to the founding Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (also called the Museum Galleries) in Santa Fe, the O'Keeffe includes: the Library and Archive within its research center at the historic A.M. Bergere house; the Education Annex for youth and public programming; Georgia O'Keeffe's historic Abiquiu Home and Studio; the O'Keeffe Welcome Center in Abiquiu; and Museum Stores in both Santa Fe and Abiquiu. Georgia O'Keeffe's additional home at the Ghost Ranch property is also part of the O'Keeffe Museum's assets, but is not open to the public.

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