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Addison Gallery of American Art : Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer


In February 2022, the Addison Gallery of American Art will present Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, the first exhibition devoted to a largely unknown aspect of the iconic American artist’s practice. While O’Keeffe is acclaimed for her paintings and works on paper, her photography was an equally essential expression of her artistic vision. Reframing views through the lens of her camera, O’Keeffe saw her environment as an array of possible shapes and forms. Moving from right to left, angling the camera from high to low, or turning it vertically and horizontally, she composed and recomposed her photographs to find harmonious compositions. Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer features nearly 100 rarely seen photographs from a previously unstudied archive, alongside a selection of her paintings and drawings. To accompany Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, the Addison has organized two complementary exhibitions that offer important context for this deeper exploration of O’Keeffe’s work.

“As a museum that has championed photography since our founding nearly a century ago, we are particularly excited to explore O’Keeffe’s work through this new lens,” said Allison Kemmerer, the Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art. “The depth of our collection gives us the opportunity to draw on our holdings to give a deeper perspective on O’Keeffe’s early career—as well as the ideas and influences that inspired her throughout her life—and share fresh insights on her achievements.”

Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. Generous support for the Addison’s presentation has been provided by the Elizabeth and Anthony Enders Exhibitions Fund.


Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer

February 26-through July 31, 2022

Addison Gallery of American Art

3 Chapel Ave, Andover, MA 01810

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