Film About Artist Augments Cleveland Museum of Art’s Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit

Fri 12/28 @ 7PM

Sun 12/30 @ 1:30PM

The current special exhibit, Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, may not be quite what you expect if you go in looking for her iconic paintings of the flora, geology and topography of the southwest inspired by her long-time home in New Mexico.

There are indeed some of those in this exhibit, organized by the Brooklyn Museum. But the show is more about her style — and how she created what a contemporary artist might call her “brand.” With an array of 140 objects including paintings, drawings, photographs and garments, the exhibit tells the story of how over her 65-year career, she fashioned the image of herself depicted in well-known images by photographers such as her husband Alfred Stieglitz. It starts with her youthful years in New York in the 20s and 30s and continues through her later years up until her death in 1986 at the age of 98.

The holidays are a good time to drop by the show, which should fascinate many of those out-of-school kids. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for college students and only $7 for youth 6-17. It’s on view through March 3, 2019.

Go on Fri 12/28 or Sun 12/30 and you can also catch the 2009 film Georgia O’Keeffe, directed by Bob Balaban and features Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons as O’Keeffe and Stieglitz. It’s screening in the Morley Lecture Hall at 7pm Friday and 1:30pm Sunday. Admission is $10.

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