COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center welcomes a new exhibit honoring famous American artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
It’s the “Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still Life Art in New Mexico” exhibit, and the Fine Arts Center is calling it the must-see of the summer.
“This exhibition really surrounds 12 stunning paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe and extends the subject of still life out to 25 other artists who worked contemporaneously, at the same time as O’Keeffe in the early 20th century,” said Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Executive Museum Director and Chief Curator, Blake Milteer.
And you have all summer to check it out. The exhibit is open now until September 13.
“Georgia O’Keeffe was one of the most important artists of the early 20th century, and she covered a range of subjects from her early work, which she did cityscapes and scenes around Lake George on the east coast, but by the time she moved to New Mexico she was really looking intensively at subjects that defined the southwest,” Milteer said.
The Fine Arts Center is one of only four institutions nationwide that this exhibit is traveling to.
“The Smithsonian recently identified Georgia O’Keeffe as one of the 100 most influential Americans of all time and so to be able to spend time with her work here in our gallery is a real privilege,” said Milteer.
But O’Keeffe isn’t the only new exhibit you can see there.
“It’s called ‘In Garden of the Gods,’ and of course it celebrates that geologic wonder that we all hold so dear and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center,” Milteer said.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Celebration doesn’t end in September. The Fine Arts Center is making 2015 the year of O’Keeffe, so they’ve teamed up with several other local art institutions to honor her with events throughout the year. Ten different bars and restaurants in the area have also added O’Keeffe-inspired items to their menus. For more information on those items and events visit www.csfineartscenter.org/year-of-georgia-okeeffe