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Georgia O’Keeffe: An American Phenomenon








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In Person


Wednesday March 27, 2024 at 05:30 pm

This presentation describes how Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, came to be one of the most recognized American artists and the first woman in this country to achieve such iconic status for her contribution in her lifetime 

Barbara Buhler Lynes: art historian, curator, and independent scholar


This lecture is presented thanks to the support of Magdeleine Loevenbruck.
Major patron: Fondation Michel de la Chenelière
Public partners: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts de Montréal, and Government of Quebec.


About the speaker
Barbara Buhler Lynes is a leading expert on Georgia O’Keeffe. She has authored many books and essays about the artist and her contemporaries, including Georgia O’Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné (Yale University Press,1999). She holds a doctorate in Art History and a doctorate in French Literature. From 1980 to 1992, Buhler Lynes taught art history at Vanderbilt University, Dartmouth College and Maryland Institute College of Art.The founding curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and founding director of its Research Center (1999-2014), she also served as the Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator at the Nova Southeastern University Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale (2014-2020). Over the course of her career, Buhler Lynes organized numerous exhibitions on American and European art. She retired in February 2020 and continues to lecture widely in the United States and Europe.


Location: Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, 1379-A, Sherbrooke Street West

Please note that unclaimed reserved seats will be made available to other participants on a first-come first-served basis.

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