Friday, May 13, 2011

New Exhibit at O'Keeffe Museum!

We have had a few disappointed guests this week at The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn due to the current closure of the popular Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.  The museum changes out its exhibit twice a year, which allows for a constant flow of fresh material, but necessitates closures of about a week in length to facilitate the change-over.  Should you be a Georgia affectionado, you can arrange for a tour of the Research Center and Archives even when the museum is closed.  These special tours are available Monday through Saturday at 10:30am and 2pm, and Sunday at 2pm.  Reservations may be made only on the day of the tour, and you will need to be in the lobby of the museum at 10am to reserve your place.  Please note that the tours are of limited size so you will want to arrive a bit ahead of time to ensure a spot.

The current closure of the museum will be well worth it, however, as the new show, "Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph" is a spectacular endeavor.  Shared Intelligence, opening on May 20th, explores the fascinating relationship of painting to photography that occurred over the course of the 20th Century American Art scene.  On view will be 75 or so photographs and paintings of such luminaries as  Robert Bechtle, Chuck Close, Thomas Eakins, David Hockney, Sherrie Levine, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cindy Sherman, Charles Sheeler, Ben Shahn, Alfred Stieglitz and Andy Warhol.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM

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