Although the winter hasn’t been too kind to us this year, there’s plenty to look forward to this spring. Come May, the New York Botanical Garden is bringing Hawaii to the city with its new exhibition: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i.
Curated by art historian Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, the exhibit pays tribute to American modernist artist Georgia O’Keeffe. It specifically explores her immersion in the Hawaiian Islands during a three-month sojourn commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now Dole) in 1939, which NYBG notes as a transformative time in the artist’s life.
Highlights include a lush flower show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, which will showcase the flora of Hawai’i, as well as display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery, where 20 of O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i paintings will be presented; these images have not been seen together in New York since 1940. Additionally, in conjunction with the exhibit, NYBG will also be hosting a program of events, which will include live music, hula performances and more.
Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i opens May 19 and ends October 28, 2018. For more information, click here.