Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has recently acquired Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/ White Flower No. 1, (1932, oil on canvas), which will debut in a focused exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: See What I See, on March 28 in the museum’s north exhibition gallery.
Several O’Keeffe paintings already in the museum’s collection will also be featured in the exhibition. Two other paintings by O'Keeffe are on view in the museum as part of the Alfred Stieglitz collection, thanks to a partnership forged with Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn.
“We’re pleased to debut this iconic painting with our visitors, and know it will quickly become a favorite in our galleries. Jimson Weed is one of the most celebrated works from the more than 200 flower paintings O’Keeffe created in her lifetime,” said Crystal Bridges Executive Director Rod Bigelow.
Since acquiring the painting, Crystal Bridges has begun discussions with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, which previously owned the painting, regarding collaborative efforts that would further enhance access to the study of O’Keeffe’s work.
“I am excited about the collaborative discussions we are having with Crystal Bridges to jointly strengthen our ability to represent American art through the breadth of O’Keeffe’s creative achievements." said Robert A. Kret, Director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. "We couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome.”