Nevada Museum of Art offers “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” through Oct. 20. Nevada Museum of Art is the only venue in the western United States to host the exhibition.
The exhibit opens with an introduction that demonstrates how O’Keeffe began to craft her signature clothing style as a high-school student, dispensing with the bows and frills worn by young women at the time. The exhibition continues in four parts. The first is devoted to New York in the 1920s and 30s when she lived with Alfred Stieglitz and made many of her own clothes. Her years in New Mexico comprise the second section, in which the desert landscape —surrounded by color in the yellows, pinks, and reds of rocks and cliffs, and the blue sky —influenced her painting and dress palette. A small third section explores the influence and importance of Asian aesthetics in her personal style. The final section displays images made after Stieglitz’s era by photographers who came to visit her in the Southwest.
To enhance this summer’s O’Keeffe experience, Nevada Museum of Art has an additional exhibition through Sept. 22, “Georgia O’Keeffe: The Faraway Nearby.” It transports visitors to the artist’s outdoor lifestyle in the New Mexico. | nevadaart.org