Please note that West Building, including Sip café, will be closed to the public on Wednesday, March 21, while Art in Bloom is installed. Admission will also be charged to visit the West Building galleries during Art in Bloom, March 22–25. More information and tickets are available here. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open and free to visitors.
Georgia O’Keeffe pioneered revolutionary ways of visually interpreting the world, leaving a lasting legacy for artists working today. This innovative exhibition brings together a significant group of O’Keeffe’s works as the centerpiece of an exploration of her continued force as a touchstone for contemporary art. Alongside paintings and sculpture by this founder of American modernism, viewers encounter works by emerging artists that evoke and expand upon O’Keeffe’s enchanting artistic language.
Enormous flowers, luscious color, airy compositions full of light, and clean forms that verge on abstraction: these hallmarks of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings are seen anew through their influence on artists working today. The Beyond presents a conversation between some of O’Keeffe’s most important works and the work of twenty emerging artists, selected for their individual approaches to some of O’Keeffe’s powerful themes, including flowers, bodies, still lifes, skyscrapers, desert landscapes, and the delicate interplay between realism and abstraction. The Beyond introduces audiences to a new generation of American artists, providing a fresh look at O’Keeffe through the lens of contemporary art.
Organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In Raleigh this exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions.
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