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Past Exhibitions: 2004

Georgia O’Keeffe and the Sublime Landscape

July 11–September 26, 2004
West and Box Galleries

This exhibition provides a dramatic new look at the work of one of the world's most celebrated artists, Georgia O’Keeffe, by placing her in the context of the American landscape tradition. O’Keeffe devoted the major portion of her artistic output to paintings of landscapes, focusing on a sense of the sublime and a feeling for infinity that she found in the deserts of New Mexico and the plains of west Texas. Georgia O’Keeffe and the Sublime Landscape will include more than thirty paintings by O’Keeffe herself, spanning more than four decades, presented against the backdrop of a complement of landscape paintings by major American artists. Also included will be a selection of photographs by O’Keeffe's husband and mentor Alfred Stieglitz and noted American photographer Todd Webb. A companion publication will feature nine groundbreaking essays that place O’Keeffe's work in a wholly new context and perspective–one that examines the particularly personal and visionary quality of her response to the natural world.

Exhibition organized by Joseph S. Czestochowski, International Arts, Memphis, Tennessee.

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This exhibition is made possible in part by Ford Motor Company.

Additional support has been provided by the Office of the Provost of the University of Michigan, Pfizer Global Research & Development, THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION (of R. & P. Heydon), Michigan Radio, Borders Group, the Ann Arbor News, and the State Street Area Association.

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