About This Exhibition

Georgia O’Keeffe, the pioneering modernist artist, had sensibility to spare. She lavished it on her work, of course, but she applied nearly as much to self-presentation.

“…[This exhibition] reveals in particular how this painter of simplified images of enlarged flowers, Lake George tree trunks, and New Mexico’s terra-cotta hills applied her meticulous sense of austerity and detail to every garment she owned.” —New York Times art critic Roberta Smith in 2017

Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is the first exhibition to explore the art, image, and personal style of one of America’s most iconic artists. O’Keeffe was at the forefront of the American avant-garde nearly from the moment she appeared on the scene in New York in the first decades of the 20th century. Georgia O’Keeffe offers an intimate glimpse at the artist alongside her art with her paintings, photo portraits, and original clothing.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Style, Image is organized by the Brooklyn  Museum with guest curator Dr. Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University, and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Black pansy with light blue forget-me-nots extending from the top of the bloom

Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Pansy & Forget-Me-Nots (Pansy), 1926. Oil on canvas, 27 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, Gift of Mrs. Alfred S. Rossin. Copyright Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Brooklyn Museum

Our Generous Sponsors

The Wichita presentation has been generously underwritten by lead sponsors Paula and Barry Downing. The Lattner Family Foundation and Judy Slawson provided additional major underwriting. Charles E. Baker and Dr. Dennis and Mrs. Ann Ross are principal sponsors. The Trust Company of Kansas, Fred and Mary Koch Foundation, Celebrity Cruises and Emprise Bank are substantial corporate sponsors.

Generous support has been provided by Louise Beren, Donna Bunk, DeVore Foundation, J. Eric Engstrom and Robert Bell, Mary Eves, Rich and Joey Giblin, Norma Greever, Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner, Gridley Family Foundation, John and Karen Hageman, Sondra Langel, Mike and Dee Michaelis, Tom and Mindy Page, Will and Kristin Price, Debbie and Ron Sinclair, Mary Sue Smith, Sarah T. Smith, and K.T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc.

Ann and Martin Bauer, Emily Bonavia, Dr. John and Nancy Brammer, Sharon and Dr. Alan Fearey, Toni and Bud Gates, Trish Higgins, Richard Hite and Anita Jones, Delmar and Mary Klocke, Dr. Barry and Jane Murphy, Georgia and Keith Stevens, Marni Vliet Stone and David Stone, and Sue and Kurt Watson are additional exhibition patrons.

All museum exhibitions receive generous sponsorship from the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum and the City of Wichita.