Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i

December 1, 2018 – February 24, 2019

Exhibition Overview


Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career.

This landmark exhibition offers a rare focus on 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign.

Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887 – 1986, Waterfall - No. 1 - Iao Valley - Maui, 1939, Oil on canvas, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of Art Today 76.7 © Estate of Georgia O'Keeffe/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i was organized by The New York Botanical Garden, and was curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D.

Travel of this exhibition is made possible by the NEH.