O'Keeffe was a major figure in American art from the 1920s. She received widespread recognition for her technical contributions, as well as for challenging the boundaries of modern American artistic style. She is chiefly known for paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones, and landscapes in which she synthesized abstraction and representation.
Her paintings present crisply contoured forms that are replete with subtle tonal transitions of varying colors. She often transformed her subject matter into powerful abstract images.
O'Keeffe played a central role in bringing an American art style to Europe at a time when the majority of influence flowed in the opposite direction. This feat enhanced her art-historical importance given that she was one of few women to have gained entry to this level of professional influence.
She found artistic inspiration in the rural Southwest, particularly in New Mexico, where she settled late in life.
Lodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Dinner
At 10:30 AM, the bus will take you to Museum Hill, where you'll have time to visit the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
The Museum of International Folk Art houses the world's largest collection of traditional folk art from around the world. The collection is displayed beautifully, and visitors are always amazed at the scope of the Museum and how much fun it is to go there.
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presenta the diverse stories that illuminate the art and history of Native America through two millennia. Many Native American tribes are represented with art forms that are hundreds of years old to contemporary pieces.
You'll see stunning jewelry, pottery, rugs, carvings, and so much more!
Lunch: Lunch at Museum Hill CafeAfternoon: Continue museum visits until 2:00, when the bus will depart for return to the hotel.
From 2:30 until 4:30 PM, you'll have a presentation about the Santa Fe Opera's history and learn all about the performance you'll see this evening, "The Marriage of Figaro."
Based on a daring play by Beaumarchais, a French supporter of the American Revolution whose modern ideas challenged traditional thinking on class and privilege, its bold assertion of human dignity is present throughout Lorenzo da Ponte's libretto and Mozart's score. It takes the form of a dizzying sex farce that culminates in a profound expression of redemption.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 5:00-6:00 PM. Dinner is early tonight as the opera begins at 8:00 PM.Evening: Bus will depart for Santa Fe Opera at 6:15 PM for a performance of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." The cast includes the return of rising star Susanna Phillips as the Countess Almaviva and Daniel Okulitch as her wayward husband. John Nelson conducts.
You'll arrive early enough to listen to the pre-opera lecture that begins at 7:00 PM.
Bus returns to hotel late!Lodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom it takes its name. Welcoming more than 2,225,000 visitors from all over the world and being the most visited art museum in the state of New Mexico, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist.
This museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's works in the world.
The bus will depart at 4:30 for return to the hotel.Dinner: Dinner and program closing at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre performance at 8:30 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner