Montclair Art Museum to Open Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit September 28
Monday, September 24, 2012 • 4:47pm
WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Montclair Art Musuem, located at the corner of South Mountain Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue near the West Orange-Montclair border, is excited to announce their new exhibition, Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land. These pieces have come from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and will show off O'Keeffe's respect and interest in the Native American and Hispano cultures in northern New Mexico.
The collection includes drawings, watercolors, and paintings of Kachina dollas (or Katsinam); and carved works depicting Hopi spirit beings. O'Keeffe created items in this collection from 1931 through 1945, which will feature 15 Kachina pieces, including actual Kachina dolls on display, and more than 30 paintings and paper drawings of New Mexico architecture and landscape.
The exhibition is co-curated by Barbara Buhler Lynes, former curator, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and former Emily Fisher Landau Director, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center; and Carolyn Kastner, associate curator. It is organized at MAM by Gail Stavitsky, chief curator. The exhibit will be open until January 20, 2013, when it will travel to other venues.