Mark Chai's installation in the Reflecting Pool

More Art & Nature

Off in the Faraway Somewhere:
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Letters from Hawai’i

In the Britton Rotunda, see an original short film narrated by Academy Award-nominee and NYBG Trustee Sigourney Weaver featuring excerpts from O’Keeffe’s personal letters to her husband, famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz, written during her journey to and around the Hawaiian Islands.


Georgia O’Keeffe's Hawaiian Voyage

In the Ross Gallery, enjoy a display highlighting the artist’s journey from her departure at New York’s Grand Central Terminal through her nine- week island-hopping explorations of exotic flora and lush landscapes.

Aerial photo of an ocean and mountains in Hawaii

Contemporary Hawaiian Art by Mark Chai

Outdoor installations by contemporary Hawaiian-Chinese sculptor Mark Chai, inspired by the forms of the plants that O’Keeffe encountered while visiting Hawai‘i, are on view in the Leon Levy Visitor Center and along Garden Way and illuminated for evening events.

Photo by: Mark Arbeit

Mark Chai

Poetry Tour

Organized in partnership with the Poetry Society of America, this tour explores the relationship between nature and people in the Hawaiian Islands and highlights the work of contemporary poets in Hawai‘i, including former U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin.

A sign in a garden displaying a poem