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Georgia O'Keeffe: To See Takes Time

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  1. Evening Star No.III, 1917
    Photograph: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Straus Fund, 1958. © 2022 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkEvening Star No.III, 1917
  2. Special No.39, 1919
    Photograph: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, 1995. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkSpecial No.39, 1919

Time Out says

The first exhibit to ever focus on Georgia O'Keeffe's drawings will open at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on April 9, 2023. Set up on the museum's third-floor south galleries, "Georgia O'Keeffe: To See Takes Time," will stay on view through August 12, 2023.

Visitors will get to look through over 120 works developed over 40 years using charcoal, watercolor, pastel and graphite, among other materials. Included in that roster is be No. 8 - Special (Drawing No. 8), from 1916, a "drawing [that] features a spiraling composition that would recur throughout the artist's decades-long career," according to an official press release about the upcoming exhibit. Fun fact: O'Keeffe named some of her pieces "specials" as an indication of her belief in their success.

"O'Keeffe's works on paper are the perfect expression of her belief that 'to see takes time,'" said Samantha Friedman, MoMA's associate curator, in an official statement. "She recognized the necessity of slowing down for her own vision and, in turn, her sequences of drawings invite us to take time in looking."


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