There's a big Georgia O’Keefe exhibit coming to the AGO this month

Apr 4 2017, 2:43 pm

Beautiful blooms are on their way this spring, and we’re not just talking about in Toronto gardens.

A major retrospective of Georgia O’Keeffe is coming to the AGO this April and will be on until the end of July.

The Toronto exhibition organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario and Bank Austria Kunstforum, is the only North American stop.

Look forward to over 80 works from the “trailblazing figure in American modernism,” famous for her paintings of flowers, skulls, and New Mexico landscapes, including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, which according to the Tate, is “the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction.”

Georgia O’Keeffe. Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, 1932

In addition to “capturing the essence of [O’Keeffe’s] deeply personal connection to the landscape, architecture and nature,” the exhibition will also explore the artist’s relationships with renowned photographers of the time; including stunning views of New Mexico by Ansel Adams, as well as nudes and portraits of O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz.

Admission to the O’Keeffe exhibition will be timed-ticketed and will go on sale to the public on April 7. AGO Members can purchase tickets now.

Georgia O’Keeffe. From the Faraway, Nearby, 1937

Georgia O’Keeffe

When: April 22 to July 30
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Price: $25 for adults, $16.50 for students

See also
DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

+ Arts