With the arrival of visitors from Minot, North Dakota, last week, the Museum was delighted to note that people from all 50 states have viewed The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Art. Before the exhibition closes at 5 pm Sunday, we anticipate having visitors from all 100 counties of North Carolina, too, with only Anson, Macon, and Tyrrell counties still unrepresented in our guest book.
From the exhibition The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Art: Anna Valdez, Deer Skull with Blue Vase, 2017, oil on canvas, 42 x 40 in., Courtesy of the artist and Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco.
Alongside 30 paintings and a sculpture by O'Keeffe,The Beyond presents the work of 20 emerging artists who were selected for their individual approaches to O’Keeffe’s powerful themes: flowers, bodies, still lifes, skyscrapers, desert landscapes, and the interplay between realism and abstraction. On iPad stations within the exhibition, visitors can watch video clips of some of those artists discussing their creative process.
Anna Valdez finds that her environment—in this case, her own studio—has a story to tell:
The textures of objects are important in the work of Matthew Ronay:
An encounter with the natural world inspired Pearl Hsuing's large-scale work in the exhibition:
The Beyond is ticketed with Candida Höfer in Mexico, large-format photographic “portraits” of 25 magnificent interiors of libraries, convents, theaters, churches, and museums throughout Mexico.
For the closing weekend, the Museum is open extended hours, 10 am to 9 pm, on Saturday. Both buildings will be open, including the Museum Store and Iris after Dark: Closing Saturday Edition. The Museum is open 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, the last day of the exhibition.
Emily Kotecki is forrmer manager of interpretation at the NCMA.
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