The Georgia O'Keefe museum in downtown Santa Fe, the only museum in America dedicated to a female artist of international stature. O'Keefe spent much of her life in New Mexico in the village of Abiquiu near Santa Fe, where many of her most iconic works were painted. She made the landscapes and vistas of New Mexico famous as her works became well known. Her paintings of Jimson Weed, Red and Yellow Cliffs, the iconic cow skulls with roses, can be found there. Her abstractions and early works are there as well.
The O'Keefe museum has permanent and rotating exhibits. The museum opened in 1997, providing public and educational programs focused on art in general and the work of O'Keefe in particular.
There are always O'Keefe paintings on display at the museum, some more famous than others. O'Keefe is an iconic New Mexico artist, having lived for many years in Abiquiu. In the past, exhibits have featured the photographs of Ansel Adams in Hawaii when he was commissioned by what would later become the Dole Pineapple Company. Another exhibit featured paintings executed from her studio in Abiquiu, looking out the windows of her studio.
Besides exhibits on the work of O'Keefe, the museum offers family programs, high school art exhibition, a science cafe for young thinkers, art talks at lunchtime, and research center conversations.
The first Monday of every month from 9 to 10 a.m., start your day with Breakfast with O'Keefe. The program features coffee, a continental breakfast, and an hour long look at a range of topics.
Adult art workshops cover a variety of topics and are led by artists who engage participants in creating art using a variety of media, to include watercolors, acrylics and more.
The museum provides professional development for teachers through workshops and seminars. The K-Lab and Pre-K Lab programs address early language development through art. Classrooms can take part in free school group tours.
The museum has a gift shop that contains post cards, calendars, books and more. There is also an online store.
Visit the Georgia O'Keefe Museum.
While in Santa Fe, visit the International Folk Art Museum.
Adults, $12; New Mexico residents, $8
Students 18+ with ID, $10
Youth and students 17 and under, free
The first Friday of every month is free for New Mexico residents with valid ID.
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Take the Rail Runner train to the Santa Fe Depot station. Santa Fe's Pick-Up shuttle provides service between the depot and points throughout downtown Santa Fe.
If you're driving, there is parking near the museum at public paid parking garages or at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Metered parking is available throughout Santa Fe.