Last week I was fortunate to be able to see the exhibition “O’Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity” at the Portland (Maine) Museum of Art, where it will be on view through September 7th (it will then travel to the O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico from September 26 – February 1, 2009). The Museum has produced a wonderful catalogue to accompany the exhibition.
On Thursday, August 21st there will be a special event to benefit the 2008 Photography Fund at the Museum:
Recollecting O’Keeffe Through the Eyes of Two Photographers
Exhibition tour at 5 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m.
“Enjoy a private viewing of the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity, and a conversation with noted O’Keeffe photographers Dan Budnik and John Loengard. Budnik is renowned for his portraits of pioneering American artists in the 1950s and 1960s and Life magazine photographer Loengard for his photographic essays on O’Keeffe.
Price is $25.00 for the general public, and $5.00 for students.”
This is a great way to support the Photography Fund, see this terrific exhibition and hear two amazing individuals in our field speak on their experiences with O’Keeffe. (It is one of Dan’s portraits of O’Keeffe that is far and away my favorite of Miss O’Keeffe, capturing her character and will in such a beautiful manner.)
You can view two podcasts related to the exhibition: