Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibition Debuts at Crystal Bridges

After opening May 26 to rave reviews, the blockbuster exhibition The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe & Contemporary Art  is now on view at the world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville!

 

                         

 

Featuring works by the mother of American Modernism herself, and by a new generation of American artists expanding on O’Keeffe’s legacy, The Beyond  will be on display through Sept. 3, 2018.

With enormous flowers, luscious colors, landscapes, feminine forms, and still lifes, O’Keeffe’s work has intrigued viewers and artists alike for generations. Now, Crystal Bridges has brought together more than 30 of her paintings, plus the work of 20 emerging artists focusing on similar themes.

The unique exhibition was developed by Crystal Bridges and features paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, site-specific installations and more. It builds on the museum’s existing collection of significant works by O’Keeffe – including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 and Radiator Building – Night, New York, which help serve as the exhibition’s centerpiece.

 

                            

 

Featured in The Beyond are a new generation of select artists who evoke, investigate and expand upon O’Keeffe’s artistic legacy – and who provide a fresh look her lauded work through the lens of contemporary art. These emerging artists include Sharona Eliassaf, Monica Kim Garza, Loie Hollowell, Molly Larkey, Matthew Ronay, Anna Valdez, Kim Keever and more.

Some of O’Keeffe’s most-loved work features themes that are also prominent in the work of this group, including flowers, feminine forms, city and desert landscapes, and the delicate interplay between abstraction and realism.

 

                                    

 

Don’t wait to experience this one-of-a-kind exhibition! Admission is free for museum members and youth ages 18 and under. Tickets are $10 for non-members.

For more info, visit crystalbridges.org.

Photo credits: First row, left to right: Yellow Mountains, Loie Hollowell, 2016; Evening Star No. II, O’Keeffe, 1917; Flying Backbone, O’Keeffe, 1944. Second row: Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, O’Keeffe, 1932; Abstract 30682b, Kim Keever, 2017; Radiator Building – Night, New York, O’Keeffe, 1927. Third row: Deer Skull with Blue Vase, Anna Valdez, 2017; Abstraction, O’Keeffe, modeled 1946, cast ca.1979,1980; Small Purple Hills, O’Keeffe, 1934.

 

 

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