Crystal Bridges Celebrates O'Keeffe Acquisition with a Focused Exhibition

April 8, 2015 2:57 PM

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Crystal Bridges Curator Mindy Besaw has been busy since joining the Museum late 2014. Mindy came from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, Wyoming, and in just a few short months, she has jumped into curatorial planning for Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra Del Fuego to the Arctic, which opens in November, and has curated several focused exhibitions including Georgia O'Keeffe: See What I See. Mindy offers insight on the recent announcement that Crystal Bridges acquired Jimson Weed/ White Flower No. 1, (1932, oil on canvas) by Georgia O'Keeffe. The signature painting debuts as part of the See What I See exhibition on March 28.

The newest addition to the Crystal Bridges collection is a tour de force, certain to become a new favorite among visitors. Several O'Keeffe paintings already in the Museum's collection will be featured in See What I See, including Small Purple Hills (1934, oil on board), and Feather and Brown Leaf (...

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