SANTA FE (KRQE) – To inspire all current and future generations, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum preserves, presents and advances the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and modernism through innovative public engagement, education and research. The museum, which has been open since 1997, considers O’Keeffe’s two New Mexico homes as part of its extended collection. The museum’s collections, exhibitions, research center, publications and educational programs contribute to scholarly discourse and serve a diverse audience.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center opened in July 2001. Research in American Modernism is pursued through fellowship programs, as well as through public lectures, a triennial Book Prize, symposia and other activities. The Research Center has library and archival collections related to Georgia O’Keeffe, her contemporaries, American Modernism, and related regional histories. Since its inception, more than 70 scholars have received stipends in its fellowship program and spent time in Santa Fe pursuing independent research in a variety of areas, including art, architecture and design, literature, music and photography. In 2014, the Research Center is expanding the scope of its scholarly research to include museum studies and initiated the Museum Studies Fellowship program.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum announced the new Museum Studies Fellowship for museum professionals. The first-of-its-kind program will provide opportunities to a community of museum professionals for collaborative work and exploration of new ideas, as well an opportunity for museum professionals to work on their own independent research. Toronto, Canada native Douglas Worts has been appointed the 2014 fellow.