“Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i”
May 19, 2018 - October 28, 2018
New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458


Exhibited at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery are more than 15 of the artist’s Hawaiian paintings, created during a nine-week trip to the Islands in 1939, commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company. Not seen together since they debuted at Alfred Stieglitz’s gallery in 1940, these canvases may be lesser known than O’Keeffe’s New Mexico or New York scenes, but in form, scale, and color, reveal a remarkable sense of place and her appreciation for Hawaii’s exotic landscape.

Georgia O’Keeffe “Heliconia, Crab’s Claw Ginger” (1939).
© 2018 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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