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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe, 1956

One of three portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe on loan for “Living Modern”

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O’Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values.

In addition to selected paintings and items of clothing, the exhibition presents photographs of O’Keeffe and her homes by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, Todd Webb, and others. It also includes works that entered the Brooklyn collection following O’Keeffe’s first-ever museum exhibition—held at the Brooklyn Museum in 1927.

This exhibition will travel.

Brooklyn Museum: March 3, 2017 – July 23, 2017
Reynolda House Museum of American Art: August 25, 2017 – November 19, 2017
Peabody Essex Museum: December 16, 2017 – April 7, 2018

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