Santa Fe Celebrates Georgia O’Keeffe 125th Anniversary
October 17, 2012
November 15 is a very special day for lovers of Georgia O’Keeffe, and the 125th anniversary of the birth of the famed New Mexico artist gave us a chance to do something different to celebrate!
To mark the 125th anniversary of Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday, the Inn invites lovers of O’Keefe to celebrate the date with a Santa Fe getaway! The Happy Birthday, Georgia Experience includes the following:
- A four-night stay for two in a Traditional 2-Queen accommodation
- Museum passes for two for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
- A 2-hour demonstration cooking class for two, based on some of Georgia O’Keeffe’s favorite recipes, at the Santa Fe School of Cooking
- Ten (10) O’Keeffe postcards to send to those back home
- An ample continental breakfast every morning
- A relaxing wine hour every afternoon
- Free parking, free local and toll-free calls, and complimentary wireless access
The discounted package is available only for the dates or 11/14-18/12, and guests must stay all four (4) nights. Please note that the cooking class is limited to 18 people, so book early!
Currently on exhibit at the Museum is Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway Image: Art and Nature, on view until May 5, 2013. The show drawings and paintings inspired by the Ghost ranch area beloved by O’Keeffe, as well as by outdoor excursions she made. Highlights of the exhibition include O’Keeffe’s paintings, photographs made by others of places she camped, and a recently made photographic panorama of the “Black Place” establishing a contextual reconstruction of a site where O’Keeffe camped in 1944.
For the birthday celebration, the O’Keeffe Museum has put together a whole slate of events to mark the contribution that Georgia O’Keeffe made to the American art scene. All proceeds from events will support the Museum’s exhibitions, public and youth outreach programs. Take note of the following events:
On Wednesday, November 14, a screening of Jill Shapiro’s Bone Wind Fire takes place at the Museum’s Education Annex. Using the words of Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo, the film reveals and revels in the creative spark of each of these unique artists. The screening is free; no reservations required.
On Thursday, November 15, admission to the Museum will be free all day!
From 10am-1pm, on Thursday the 15th, the Museum partners with the Santa Fe School of Cooking to celebrate with food and stories that represent aspects of O’Keeffe’s life.
Also on the 15th, at 6pm, the St. Francis Auditorium welcomes art historian, Roxana Robinson, who will explore O’Keeffe’s rich and intriguing body of work in an informative illustrated lecture.
On Saturday, November 17, the O’Keeffe Education Annex hosts a family program from 1-4pm. And at 7pm that night, there will be a jazz concert with Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson at the Ballroom of La Posada.
Get away with Georgia and see the New Mexico that she loved!