Friday, March 06, 2015

Follow-Up from Docent Training

Hello Docents,


Thanks for a great discussion about the Eloquent Objects exhibition on Wednesday. I always learn as much from your questions as from our curators. We are booking lots of tours, so here is additional material to help you best prepare.


I’ve attached the audio tour script, the labels and wall panel text, and some notes from Margaret are here below:


Two fun facts I forgot to pass on during today's tour:


1) The big O'Keeffe painting "Jimson Weed" belonged to cosmetics maven Elizabeth Arden

2) Rebecca James' parents were the managers of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show (she painted the image of shells that is reverse-painted on glass)


Some book suggestions

the exhibition catalogue by Charles Eldredge Eloquent Objects: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still Life Art in New Mexico

Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe by Laurie Lisle

Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Houses by Barbara Buhler Lynes and Agapita Judy Lopez

Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land by Barbara Buhler Lynes and Carolyn Kastner


Other authors of O'Keeffe books that are reliable sources (look for publication dates in the 1990s and beyond, ideas about O'Keeffe and her work have shifted over the decades )

Barbara Buhler Lynes

Peter Hassrick

Charles Eldredge

Barbara Haskell

Bruce Robertson


Best regards,






Samantha Kelly

Director of Education


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