Explore the importance of Modernist abstraction, sparked by O’Keeffe in her charcoal works on paper from 1915, and by early exhibitions at the 291 gallery of Alfred Stieglitz in New York. Though the artist ventured into non-objective painting, O’Keeffe soon expanded her early work to the study of nature forms. O’Keeffe visited the MFA in 1922, and her interest in non-Western art at the Museum will be discussed. Hear about O’Keeffe’s 1922 visit to the MFA, and her interest in the Museum’s collection of non-Western art. Learn about O’Keeffe’s continuum between realism and abstraction, and her emblematic work of the Southwest from 1929, what she called the “faraway.” 

Nancy J. Scott, Professor of Fine Arts, Brandeis University

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Funded by the Azi Djazani Lecture Fund.