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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
With more than 1,000 different pieces of art, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum represents the largest collection of her artwork in the world. Originally opened in 1997, the museum today collects her works and also displays information about her life, artistic development, and the rise of American Modernism. Its temporary special exhibitions often display works of other contemporary Modernist artists. A guided museum tour given by a docent is included in the price of admission. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and many more Santa Fe attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is not a large museum, only 9 rooms, but it does offer a great sampling of O'Keeffe's work. Three "must see's" include: - The intro video. Do take the time to watch the video of her life. It is e...  read more »
  • A quaint and well curated museum. Visited with my teenage daughter and she loved it. Was manageable to do in an hour or so. 
  • We visited the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum to see the works of who is considered one of the most important and innovative artist of the twentieth century . We tried visiting Ghost Ranch where she painted ...  read more »
  • I really enjoyed this museum and found all of it very interesting. I would have given it 5 stars except for two things: 1) the app was not working correctly and I didn't know group tours were offered or I would have happily paid extra. 2) I have to agree with some other reviews about the unfriendliness of some of the women selling tickets. The lady that waited on us was unfriendly and offered ZERO information. This museum is a major draw for people, surely the manager can do better hiring people that show common courtesy (or retrain the staff that is there).
  • I loved seeing so much of Georgia O'Keefee's work in the same building. Then driving out into the places that she was inspired by afterwards; it made me happy. Although maybe feeling that way was not what she was thinking when she painted all of those beautiful works of art .... "I think it's so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary - you're happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. (Georgia O'Keeffe)
  • I'm glad New Mexico has this museum but I wish the experience of visiting it was more rewarding. The woman who sold us our admission tickets was very rude and impatient with my 83 year-old mother. Then the mobile app, which is supposed to include an audio tour, would not work properly. Finally, the collection of art is nice enough but we only saw a small handful of O'Keefe's iconic paintings. I recommend going if you're curious but don't be surprised if you leave feeling disappointed.
  • My wife was very much looking forward took visiting. We passed through Santa Fe in 2013 with the intention of visiting the Museum only to find it was closed for a function or other. So when we were passing through again in June 2016 this was a must stop. Let me preface this by saying I am not a Georgia O'Keefe fan and really know little about her or her work (though I did pick up a lot from my visit). Instead this is essentially my wife's views who had studied Georgia O'Keefe since high school. My wife thought while the Museum was perfectly serviceable, it's collection was very lacklustre. She is of the view that most of O'Keefe's more significant work is housed at other galleries. However it is nonetheless worth a stop to see a large selection of her work in one spot.
  • Sad to say after living in New Mexico for 30 years, I finally went to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum on Sunday, June 20, 2016 in Santa Fe, NM. The ticket takers were rude, demanded ID to prove residency - why is there a separate price for our out-of-state guests anyway? We should ALL enjoy our museums at the same price. After entering the museum I was surprised to find only one of her famous moon flower works in residence. Much of the art in the museum were her earlier works - the best stuff must be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City? Throughout my residence in New Mexico I have heard about another O'Keeffe painting that a private family has kept in a safe for over 20 years. When discussing this with one of the "security" guards he vehemently assured me that there could be no other works of hers out there because O'Keeffe only worked with a few galleries, all of her paintings were well documented, and that O'Keeffe had destroyed all of her unfinished works. He talked to me like he considered me an imbecile. He went on to say that if there were such a painting - which he snarled down his arrogant nose at me - that it would have to be validated and that this particular museum was the most qualified to do so. The guy was one of those typical, arrogant, know-it-all jerks that you occasionally run into in Santa Fe. It leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. Don't waste your money. They don't deserve it and there's many, many other better things to do in Santa Fe. It's not really a museum - it's a shrine of worship to a very dead artist.
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