Moderated by curator Theresa Papanikolas, this distinguished panel explores the importance of landscape as Georgia O’Keeffe’s creative refuge, inspiration, and source of restorative power. In New York, Texas, New Mexico, Hawai`i—at every stage of her personal and artistic life—O’Keeffe’s work reflected the powerful influence of the natural environment that surrounded her. And in Hawai`i, O’Keeffe encountered not just a dramatic, exotic landscape, but a culture with a deeply felt identity based on the connections among people, plants, and place.
Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D. Deputy Director of Art and Programs at the Honolulu Museum of Art
DeSoto Brown Historian and Archivist at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu
Sam `Ohu Gon III, Ph.D. Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor at the Hawai`i Nature Conservancy
Carolyn Kastner, Ph.D. Curator at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe