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
Bus will depart from the hotel at 10:30 AM for the downtown area, where you'll have an hour-long guided walk, which will help illustrate some of the history you learned about in class. You'll learn about some of Santa Fe's architectural styles as well.
At 11:45 AM, bus will return to the hotel.
Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining room from 12:00-1:00 PMAfternoon: From 1:30-3:00 PM in the hotel meeting room, you'll meet your Georgia O'Keeffe expert instructor. You'll learn a lot about O'Keeffe's fascinating life and career, and be well prepared for your visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
Board bus for trip to museum at 3:15 PM. Your visit will be from 3:30-4:30 PM.
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.
After the museum visit, the bus will return you to the hotel.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival performance at the Lensic Performing Arts Center: "Years of Wonder, Chorale & Chamber Stars," featuring Mozart's Piano Trio in G Major, KV 496; Schumann's String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 41; and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale performing madrigals by GesualdoLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At 9:45 AM, 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 Art 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 Cafe from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PMAfternoon: Bus departs at 1:00 PM for the hotel.
From 1:30-3:30 PM (break included) you'll have a presentation about the Santa Fe Opera's history and learn all about the performance you'll see tomorrow 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 redemptive love.
You'll have some rest time from 3:30-5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner and program closing 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 "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