New ‘Georgia O’Keeffe & American Modernism’ exhibition now on view at McNay Art Museum | Things to do | San Antonio
A new exhibition showcasing the work of Georgia O’Keeffe – who is known as the “Mother of American Modernism” – is now on display at the McNay Art Museum.
“Georgia O’Keeffe and American Modernism” combines loans from art museums across the country, including the Blanton Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art, with works from the McNay Collection.
Focusing on a broad and inclusive view of American modernism, the works in the exhibition explore elements of nature, abstraction, portraiture, and still life. In addition to works by O’Keeffe, the exhibit features a variety of pieces created by female artists, LGBTQ artists, artists of color, and Texas artists, including Georgian sister Ida O’Keeffe, Constance Forsyth, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
“American modernists have found unity in the disarray of this transformative period of history,” McNay, curator of prints and drawings and curator of modern art, Lyle W. Williams, said in a statement. “The diversity of work they produced reflects this chaotic and rapidly changing period.”
The exhibition is included in general admission to the museum. For those looking to enjoy art on a budget, the McNay offers free admission every Thursday from 4-9pm and the first Sunday of each month from 12-5pm.
“Georgia O’Keeffe & American Modernism” will be on view until May 8, 2022.
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