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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Near Abiquiu, NM. Georgia O'Keeffe referred to this as the White Place © Larry Lamsa
Near Abiquiu, NM. Georgia O'Keeffe referred to this as the White Place © Larry Lamsa

The museum dedicated to the work of artist Georgia O'Keeffe opened in 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist who loved the state of New Mexico. Since then the museum has welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors, who come to enjoy the exhibition of the works of one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Georgia O'Keeffe was a leading member of one of the avant-garde art movements in New York in the 1920s, creating art that expressed wideness and wonder. She featured the high deserts and dramatic cliffs of New Mexico frequently in her work. The Santa Fe museum in a former Baptist church containss a permanent collection with more than 130 O'Keeffe paintings, drawings and sculptures. This makes it the largest concentration of her work in the world and it is the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to one woman's work.

Address: 217 Johnson Street

Website: www.okeeffemuseum.org

Telephone: (505) 946 1000

Opening times: Daily 10am-5pm, Fridays until 7pm; closed on Wednesdays between November and May.

Admission: $13 adults, children under 18 are free. Other concessions available.