Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George at the Hyde Collection

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Georgia O'Keeffe's "Petunias" (1925). Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Opening this weekend at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls: Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George, an exhibit of the painter's work during her time staying at Lake George. Blurbage:

The Hyde Collection, in association with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, is organizing a first-of-its-kind exhibition that will closely examine the extraordinary body of work created by O'Keeffe of and at Lake George. From 1918 until the mid 1930s, O'Keeffe (1887-1986) spent part of the year at Alfred Stieglitz's family estate, a thirty-six acre property situated just north of Lake George village in the southern basin of the lake. The exhibition will present a selection of fifty-eight paintings from both public and private collections.

Stieglitz, himself a famous photographer, organized O'Keeffe's first solo exhibition at a gallery in New York City. Their relationship -- which included a prodigious exchange of letters -- eventually led to marriage. And O'Keeffe became a frequent subject of Stieglitz's photos.

Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George is said to include "full range of works by the artist" -- from "magnified botanical compositions of flowers and vegetables, to a group of remarkable still lifes of apples and pears" to architectural subjects and Lake George panoramas.

The exhibit will be at the Hyde Collection June 15-September 15. The museum is expecting crowds -- so it's offering advance tickets. They're $12.


Stieglitz's photographs from that time period, taken during their stay in Lake George, are incredible as well.

You do know that there is a living breathing Trojan artist who has a piece in the Hyde Collection? John Hampshire. Incredible work.

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