Georgia O’Keeffe: Voyage to Hawai‘i
In the Ross Gallery, enjoy Georgia O’Keeffe: Voyage to Hawai‘i, a display highlighting the artist’s journey from her departure at New York’s Grand Central Terminal to her island-hopping explorations of exotic flora and lush landscapes.
Flora Hawaiiensis: Plants of Hawai‘i
The Britton Rotunda and Gallery will feature Flora Hawaiiensis: Plants of Hawai‘i, tracing the history of Hawai‘i’s flora, from unusual native plants, to those valued by the ancient Hawaiians, to the ornamental and agricultural plants O’Keeffe painted. Displays will showcase archival photos, letters, and maps from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library and specimens from the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium.
The exhibit highlights the work of NYBG botanists in the Pacific Islands, including Collaborators in Hawaiian Botany, Drs. Otto and Isa Degener, who explored the flora of Hawai‘i and worked to conserve its ecology in the same time period as O’Keeffe’s visit.
Contemporary Hawaiian Artist Mark Chai
Outdoor installations by contemporary Hawaiian artist Mark Chai, inspired by the forms of the plants that O’Keeffe encountered while visiting Hawai‘i, will be on view in the Leon Levy Visitor Center and along Garden Way, dramatically lit for evening events.
Photo by: Mark Arbeit
An ongoing poetry walk, organized in partnership with the Poetry Society of America, will explore the relationship between nature and people in the Hawaiian Islands. The poetry walk will highlight the work of contemporary poets in Hawai‘i, including former U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i: In Her Own Words
See an original short film featuring excerpts from O’Keeffe’s personal letters to her husband, famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz.