Bakersfield Museum of Art

Photo by John Hazelltine

Bakersfield, CA



Georgia O'Keeffe: Six Decades of Landscapes and Life


An exciting art exhibit featuring the works of Georgia O'Keeffe will open at the Bakersfield Museum of Art on January 20, 2000. Not only will her paintings be on view, but there will also be an exquisite bronze sculpture on exhibit, which many people don't associate with O'Keeffe. Also, along with the paintings will hang a specially curated photography exhibit that includes images of O'Keeffe and her New Mexico environment. It will be interesting to view the artist along with the western environment that inspired some of her most magnificent work. (left: Todd Webb, O'Keeffe at Ghost Ranch, 1962, gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches, Copyright 1962, Todd Webb, Courtesy of Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd., Santa Fe, New Mexico)

The artwork is on loan from many institutions and private collections, including The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The Smithsonian Institution, the San Diego Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The photographs are on loan from Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd., Santa Fe. New Mexico.

Georgia O'Keeffe art works from left to right: Outback of Marie's No. IV, 1931, oil on canvas, 16 x 30 inches,The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation; Soft Gray, Alcalde Hill, 1929-1930, oil on canvas, 10 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972; Black Rock with Red, 1971, oil on canvas, 30 1/8 x 26 1/16 inches, The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation & The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation; Barn with Snow, 1933, oil on canvas, 16 x 28 inches, San Diego Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Wallbridge.

The exhibit will open with a festive preview reception on January 20. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be an exciting silent auction of trips, wine, jewelry, and much more. Proceeds will benefit the BMA children's educational programs.

Generous support of this exhibition has been provided by Chevron and Pacific Bell. Additional support is provided by Diane S. Lake; Enron North America: Pastoria Energy Facility; Bank of America; Ira S. Cohen; Daniels, Phillips, Vaughan and Bock; Rob and Betty Stine; Tejon Ranch; and Valley Public Television. The exhibit will be on display through March 28, 2000.

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