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Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer

February 3–May 7, 2023

The Thomas R. Schiff Gallery (Gallery 234)
Ticketed. Free for Members.
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How well do we know iconic American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe? Scholars have examined her paintings, home, library, letters, and even her clothes. Yet, despite O’Keeffe’s long and complex association with the American photographic avant garde, no previous exhibition has explored her work as a photographer.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer presents nearly 100 photographs by the artist, together with a complementary selection of paintings and drawings. These works illuminate O’Keeffe’s use of the camera to further her modernist vision, showing how she embraced photography as a unique artistic practice and took ownership of her relationship with the medium.

Discover, for the first time, O’Keeffe’s eloquent and perceptive photographic vision.

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Members Opening

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 5–7 p.m.


Opening Lecture - Through Another Lens: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Photography

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7–8 p.m.


Evenings for Educators: Georgia O'Keeffe, Photographer

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 4–7 p.m.


CAM Kids Day: Finding My Happy Place

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

A groundbreaking introduction to the photographic work of an iconic modern artist.


In the first major investigation of O'Keeffe's photography, Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer traces the artist's thirty-year exploration of the medium, including a complete catalog of her photographic work. New scholarship by Lisa Volpe and essay contributions by Ariel Plotek address O'Keeffe's photographic approach and situate photography within the artist's practice. This richly illustrated volume significantly broadens our understanding of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century.

Lisa Volpe is Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Ariel Plotek is Curator of Fine Art at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in association with Yale University Press, 288 pages, fully illustrated.

Available soon for purchase through the Museum Shop.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.


Organizing Sponsor

Harold C. Schott Foundation


Exhibition Sponsor

Capital One


Generously supported by

Helen E. Allen Charitable Foundation