Registration for Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life Shaped by the Southwest Course

Tuesday, January 15, 2013Saturday, February 23, 2013
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Ticketed with member discount. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.

Course sessions will occur on Saturdays, February 23–March 16, 1–2:30 pm.

Registration for the course begins January 15 at 10 am for DAM members and January 22 at 10 am for others and continues through the first day of the course or until it is full. Register online or call 720-913-0130.

Take a closer look at how place, from its landscape to its unique cultures, can shape an artist in this four part course celebrating Georgia O’Keeffe. In the first session DAM master teacher for western American art, Dr. Molly Medakovich, lays the foundation for understanding O’Keeffe as an artist, from her signature style to her life in New York before and after discovering New Mexico. Next, DAM curator Thomas Smith delves deep into how New Mexico was a source of artistic inspiration, both for O’Keeffe, and other artists of her time.  In the third session, Dr. John Lukavic, assistant curator of native arts, shares the stories behind the cultural influences in O’Keeffe’s artwork, including the Hopi katsinas, sometimes called kachinas, portrayed in the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land.  The final session offers a glimpse at the intersection of O’Keeffe and modernist photography of the southwest with DAM curator of photography Eric Paddock.

$75 DAM members, $85 others

All classes and courses are accessible to people with special needs. To arrange for wheelchairs, ASL interpreters, or other access services, please make your request at the time of registration.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Educational Programs, Nancy Benson Educational Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation and the Citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Image credit for homepage: Georgia O’Keeffe, 1953. Laura Gilpin. Gelatin silver print. Bequest of the artist (P1979.130.6). © Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Forth Worth, Texas