Bon voyage, Georgia!

May 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm

The ASU Art Museum gets a lot of requests for our Georgia O’Keeffe, Horse’s Skull on Blue, a 1930 oil on canvas. And mostly we say no.

But then, in January, we got a letter about a major touring exhibition organized by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, along with the Arthemisia Group at the Fondazione Roma Museo in Rome, the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich and the Helsinki Art Museum.

“It will be a landmark event in the artistic and cultural exchange between the United States and Europe,” the letter read, “and although her works have been shown in Europe on occasion, this retrospective exhibition will be the first to acquaint audiences in Italy, Germany, Scandinavia and surrounding areas with O’Keeffe’s extraordinary work.”

They had us at “landmark.”

So later this summer, we’ll be saying good-bye to Georgia for a while. She’ll be on view in Rome from October 2011 to January of 2012, in Munich from January to May of 2012, and in Helsinki from May to September of 2012.

In the meantime, come say good-bye in person — Horse’s Skull in Blue is hanging in the Americas Gallery, for now.

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