Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Like so many before me, my love affair with New Mexico was kindled by Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and art. For three decades the pull has endured. Today O’Keeffe remains central to my appreciation, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum ( which was completed a year and a half after I first moved to Santa Fe from Washington, DC continues to provide insightful, well curated exhibitions into the world of this transformative artist and those influencing (and influenced by) her.

Georgia O'Keefe Museum

Georgia O’Keefe Museum (Photo credit: Jeff Youngstrom)

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. (

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is the largest collection of O’Keeffe’s work numbering over 3,000 works, including her paintings, drawings, and sculptures. The exhibition of this collection varies throughout the year, so that visitor’s may always encounter something different. The museum also offers exhibits from other artists—her contemporaries and also living artists of distinction.

Another component was added to the museum in 2001 when The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center opened.

As the only museum-related research facility in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism (late nineteenth century – present), it sponsors research in the fields of art history, architectural history and design, literature, music and photography. (

About Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe during her time at the Univer...

Georgia O’Keeffe in 1915 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” (

Learn about O’Keefe’s history and how her artistic talent developed.

Visit Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Location: 217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM
Phone: 505.946.1000
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm every day; Friday evenings until 7 pm

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