Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe was recognized as a gifted artist during her life, but her efforts were overshadowed by those of her famous older sister, Georgia. Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow brings to light rediscovered works by Ida O’Keeffe that reveal she crafted an artistic identity that was distinct, in style and subject matter, from that of her celebrated sibling. This DMA-organized exhibition, the first venue of a national tour, will showcase for the first time approximately 50 works including paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings. Also featured will be photographs of the artist taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia’s husband, and an original short film focusing on her life. A highlight of the exhibition will be a series of lighthouse paintings Ida O’Keeffe created in the early 1930s--the DMA bringing together 6 of the 7 works--which reveal the sophistication of her abstract work.
Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow requires a $16 ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.
Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and curated by Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Generous support for the exhibition and publication is provided by The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation.
Images: Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe, Variation on a Lighthouse Theme II, c. 1932, Private Collection; Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe; Spring Lethargy, Texas, 1938, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund and Janet Kendall Forsythe Fund in honor of Janet Kendall Forsythe on behalf of the Earl A. Forsythe family, 2017.36