Member Preview: O’Keeffe and Moore
September 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Member’s Only Preview Saturday, September 30
Member previews are exclusive benefits for Albuquerque Museum Foundation members. Watch for your personal postcard invitation with registration link.
The O’Keeffe and Moore exhibition re-creates both Georgia O’Keeffe’s and Henry Moore’s studios with their original found objects, tools, and furnishings. Visitors can experience the working practices of the two artists to see how natural forms such as animal skulls and bones, coiled sea shells, gnarled driftwood, and interlocking and layered stones inspired the majority of their most iconic creations, and see more than 120 works of art by the two artists.
Although they lived an ocean apart, O’Keeffe and Moore pioneered and shared a coherent vision and approach to Modernism. While some other Modernist artists also used natural forms as a pathway to abstraction, no other artists amassed such vast collections of found objects and centered their art on this fundamental aspect.
The exhibition, which includes significant works from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Henry Moore Foundation, as well as nearly 30 other museums, institutions, and lenders, begins with both artists’ studies from life and experimentations with Surrealism, incorporating concepts such as juxtapositions of unlikely forms, ambiguity of scale, and metamorphosis.
IMAGE: Georgia O’Keeffe’s studio as seen in the exhibition O’Keeffe and Moore currently on view at the San Diego Museum of Art.