Nov
15

Today in Smithsonian History: November 15, 1977

Georgia O'Keefe at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) with Rene Magritte's sculpture "Delusions of Grandeur." (Photo by Richard Farrar, as featured in the Torch, December 1977 )

Georgia O’Keefe at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden with Rene Magritte’s sculpture “Delusions of Grandeur.” (Photo by Richard Farrar, as featured in the Torch, December 1977 )

November 15, 1977 Artist Georgia O’Keefe visits the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She tours the collection, and is able to admire some of her own pieces.

Black Hills with Cedar, 1941-1942 Georgia O'Keeffe, American, b. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 1887–1986 Oil on canvas, 16 x 30 in. (40.6 x 76 cm) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Black Hills with Cedar, 1941-1942
Georgia O’Keeffe, American, b. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 1887–1986
Oil on canvas, 16 x 30 in. (40.6 x 76 cm)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Goat's Horn With Red, (1945) Georgia O'Keeffe, American, b. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 1887–1986 Pastel on paperboard, mounted on paperboard, 27 7/8 x 31 11/16 in. (70.7 x 80.4 cm) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Goat’s Horn With Red, (1945)
Georgia O’Keeffe, American, b. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 1887–1986
Pastel on paperboard, mounted on paperboard, 27 7/8 x 31 11/16 in. (70.7 x 80.4 cm)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Soft Gray, Alcade Hill, 1929 - 1930 Georgia O'Keeffe, American, b. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 1887–1986 Oil on canvas, 10 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. (25.5 x 61.2 cm) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Soft Gray, Alcade Hill, 1929 – 1930
Georgia O’Keeffe, American, b. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 1887–1986
Oil on canvas, 10 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. (25.5 x 61.2 cm)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


Posted: 15 November 2017
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