Collectors Circle Lecture: O’Keeffe and Stieglitz – Pioneers of American Modernism
The outstanding Collectors Circle Lecture Series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors and is FREE with Museum admission.
“Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it, whether they want to or not. I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) is perhaps the most famous woman artist of the 20th century. Coming of age along with American modernism, her life was rich in intense relationships, especially with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and in extraordinary artworks of (often-eroticized) flowers, bones, skulls, and skyscrapers. Three important O’Keeffe paintings are in the MFA collection.
A master photographer, Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was also a visionary promoter and an avid collector of modern American and European art. In his influential Manhattan galleries, he exhibited many of the most important artists of the era, including Brancusi, Kandinsky, Matisse, and Picasso. The collection he assembled became the cornerstone of the Metropolitan Museum’s holdings of Modern Art, and the MFA has major works by Stieglitz and his group. Please join us for a fascinating lecture by Dr. John Schloder.
FREE with Museum admission.