Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

November 18, 2018 to February 24, 2019 | Chilton I Gallery
Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe, Variation on a Lighthouse Theme II, c. 1932, Private Collection; Ida Ten Eyck O'KeeffeIda 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

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.


Special Event: The O'Keeffe Sisters and Women of American Modernism

Saturday, February 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join us for a series of short talks exploring the legacies of women artists working in the first half of the 20th century. Beginning with Georgia and Ida O’Keeffe, speakers will discuss the opportunities available to women in the art world then and now, and why some artists are remembered while others are overshadowed. After the talks, enjoy a complimentary beer and wine reception. 


Late Night Talk: Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow

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DMA curator Sue Canterbury will talk about the new exhibition Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow, which brings to light rediscovered works by an artist who was recognized during her life but overshadowed by her older sister, Georgia. ​


Gallery Talk: Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow

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See the new exhibition Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow with Sue Canterbury, DMA Associate Curator of American Art. Canterbury will share highlights from the exhibition and discuss the dynamic life and career of the lesser-known O’Keeffe sister.