‘Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i’ at the New York Botanical Garden

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The New York Botanical Garden has a new exhibit, “Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i”, which opened on Saturday. This Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit is curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, and features 17 of O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i paintings, which have not been seen together in New York since their debut in 1940.

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“Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes,” NYBG shared. “[These paintings] spotlight a transformative experience in the legendary artist’s life, revealing O’Keeffe’s deeply felt impressions and the enduring influence of the Islands’ dramatic landscapes and exotic plants.”

Georgia O’Keeffe, Waterfall, No. I, ‘Iao Valley, Maui, 1939. (c) 2018 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Also on display at the NYBG are a variety of Hawaiian flora with many events happening throughout the duration of the exhibit, such as “Aloha Nights”, “O’Keeffe After Hours” and the “NYBG Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute”.

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The NYBG’s Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit runs through Sunday 28 October 2018. Read more at nybg.org.