Georgia O’Keeffe-Inspired Exhibit
Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation (BMCF), partnering with The Lyric Theatre’s production of Lucinda McDermott’s one-woman-play, O’Keeffe!, presents What’s Yours, What’s Mine? Artists’ Boundaries and Balance: A Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Exhibit, from March 21 – May 6, 2023, in the Alexander Black House main galleries, 204 Draper Road SW, Blacksburg, VA, blacksburgmuseum.org, 540-443-1600.
Admission is free, hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10–4. Opening reception will be on Friday, March 24th, in the Alexander Black House from 5:00 -7:00 pm, and is open and free to the public. In collaboration with The Lyric Theatre’s presentation of McDermott’s play, “O’Keeffe!”
The drama’s O’Keeffe has summoned us to answer her question, “Was it me or was it my mentor?” We journey with O’Keeffe from 1915, when she tears up her work to date, and starts over in black and white abstractions, developing a personal language to better express her feelings and ideas.
Her move to New York in 1918, where she finds recognition, but exists in the shadow of manager and husband, Alfred Stieglitz. Was it his photographs (more than 200) of her that enticed the art world, or was it her own craft that lead to fame?
In early February, BMCF sent out an open call for art work inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, with the themes of boundaries, life challenges and ownership. The Museum received submissions from local to international artists.
The twenty works of art selected for this exhibition include paintings, photographs, and sculpture. McDermott’s play O’Keeffe! at the Lyric Theatre, March 21, 22, and 23, 2023. A Q&A follows the March 22nd performance. Tickets at https://www.thelyric.com/event/okeeffe/