Mission: To inspire all current and future generations, the museum preserves, presents and advances the artistic legacy of georgia o'keeffe and modernism through innovative public engagement, education and research.
Programs: To inspire all current and future generations, the museum preserves, presents and advances the artistic legacy of georgia okeeffe and modernism through innovative public engagement, education and research. The museum accomplishes this by presenting exhibitions nationally and internationally, caring for the permanent collection, providing excellent public programs, cutting edge conservation techniques, access to the library and archives, research by outside scholars about modernism and serving as stewards for two of okeeffes historic homes and studios. The museum houses the worlds largest collection of artwork by georgia okeeffe and provides an overview of her achievements during the eight decades (1901-1984) that she was active as an artist. The collection includes works in charcoal, oil, pastel, pencil, watercolor,and bronze, which represent most of the many subjects okeeffe addressed in her art. The museum is committed to making its exhibitions and programs available to the broadest possible audience. Its active, changing exhibition schedule includes exhibitions displaying works by okeeffe, other american modernists, and select living american artists. The museum has organized traveling exhibitions with other museums as well. The museums multi-disciplinary education and public programs teach diverse constituencies about georgia okeeffe and american modernism through on-site programs such as docent training, professional development for educators, adult education, lectures, concerts, weekend family programs and hands-on activities related to current exhibitions. Offsite programs include a full-scholarship program for pre-adolescent girls and boys, arts programming to replace under funded or eliminated district-funded programs in local public schools, after-school programming at community and local school sites, art-making workshops for adults, statewide education outreach, and workshops for teachers. The museums research center focuses on interdisciplinary research on american modernism in the fields or art history, architectural history and design, literature, music and photography. The museums audiences include new mexico residents and visitors from across the country and around the world.
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The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum:
• Hosts more than 175,000 visitors each year
• Is the most visited art museum in New Mexico
• Is the most visited tourist attraction in Santa Fe, New Mexico
• Provides free access and education to more than 15,000 students from across New Mexico each year
• Is the largest single repository of O’Keeffe’s work in the world
• Is the only museum in the United States dedicated to a woman artist of international stature
• Is recognized nationally and internationally for its Research Center, which is the only one in the world that focuses on American Modernism.