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Monday, December 04, 2006

O'Keeffe Anew

Here's an exhibition that helps the average museumgoer to rediscover Georgia O'Keeffe--or, at least, to look at the artist's work in a different way. At the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, the show "Color and Conservation" highlights 27 rarely seen O'Keeffe paintings. It was refreshing to see only a few of O'Keeffe's signature flowers or skulls. Instead, the majority of the works are abstract studies of landscapes or still-life representations. As the exhibit's title suggests, the colors of these paintings are awe-inspiring. My only quibble with this short show was its admission price: although $15 may be considered cheap in NYC, such a fee in Rochester, NY, is a tad bit steep. (Images via Rochester Memorial Art Gallery)

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