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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

The museum dedicated to the work of artist Georgia O'Keefe opened in 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist who loved the state of New Mexico so much. 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'Keefe created imagery that expressed 'wideness and wonder', and was a leading member of one of the avant-garde art movements in New York in the 1920s. She featured the high deserts and dramatic cliffs of New Mexico frequently in her work. The Santa Fe museum's permanent collection contains more than 130 O'Keefe paintings, drawings and sculptures, 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. The gallery itself is a former Baptist church with adobe walls.

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: $12 adults, children under 18 are free. Other concessions available.