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Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM

Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Ram's Head, Blue Morning Glory," 1938. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land, a touring show from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum that opens Sunday at the Denver Art Museum, is a beautiful and subtle exhibition with new revelations, even for the most advanced O'Keeffe-maniac. Incredibly, this is the Denver Art Museum's first-ever major O'Keeffe exhibit, and it impresses in all its spare, modernistic, monochromatic glory; walking through the galleries, which hold fifty handsome O'Keeffe works, is a cleansing exercise in early modernism.

The revelations? A selection of the artist's rarely seen paintings of Hopi Katsinam (or spirit figures) is included, as well as a final gallery of contemporary Hopi works that reflects the influence of modernism on New Mexican native arts.

See Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM through April 28; continue reading for a photo preview of some of the works you'll see.

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- Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land

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Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Blue-Headed Indian Doll," 1935. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Chama River, Ghost Ranch," 1937. © New Mexico Museum of Art.

Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Church Steeple," 1930. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Continue reading for more O'Keeffe images.

Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Kachina," 1934. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Ghost Ranch Landscape," c. 1936. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Hill, New Mexico," 1935. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Continue reading for more O'Keeffe images.

Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Ranchos Church No. 1," 1929. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Rust Red Hills," 1930. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Meditate on modernism in the spare canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico at the DAM
Georgia O'Keeffe, "Yellow Cactus," 1935. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

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