The stunning landscapes and unique architecture of New Mexico have inspired many. The deserts scattered with greenery and distant mountains has been a muse to many artists, including some that have changed the history of the art world. Georgia O’Keeffe, the mother of American modernism, gained inspiration from the landscape, architecture, and Native American culture through her travels and eventual move to New Mexico. The best way to see this artwork is the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM. This extraordinary museum is the single largest collection of her work. If you appreciate art, it is the perfect place to visit during your stay at El Farolito. Plus, it’s just a quick 5-minute drive away!
If you’re planning a trip to Santa Fe, take advantage of our free Vacation Guide! Planning a vacation can be hard, so we’ve narrowed down our favorite things to do in the area to save you from hours of research. Skip the tedious part of preparations and use our guide to find everything from the best restaurants in town to where to enjoy the local art scene, like visiting the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM.
Georgia O’Keeffe Biography
Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. Her close-up renditions of flowers, cityscapes, landscapes, and intricate paintings of bones against the desert sky have deemed her one of the first contributors to American modernism. Her national and international travels, including many trips back and forth to New Mexico, inspired her work. In 1915, she was one of the very first American artists to begin practicing abstraction. Since then, her work has pushed boundaries in the art world. O’Keeffe passed in Santa Fe in 1986 at the age of 98, but her legacy has lived on.
Visiting the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM
Visiting the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, is an incredible experience for anyone that appreciates art. It is open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM, and admission is charged at the door. Choose to walk through the exhibits on your own, or get a little guidance from the audio tour available. The collection of works done by this amazing artist seems endless. The artwork displayed is rotated constantly, so every time you visit you will see something new. Walk through the galleries to revel in this amazing artwork, then hop on the shuttle to the Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio.
Events at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM
Check to see if the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM is hosting any events during your stay at El Farolito! Dive deeper into history and art at one of these events. Purchase tickets online or by calling the museum. These events range from extravagant tours to historical talks over lunch. They are the perfect way to learn more about the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe!
Stay at El Farolito
When looking for Santa Fe accommodations, stay at El Farolito. Just minutes from the historic downtown Plaza, our B&B is in the perfect location to get the most out of your trip. Not only is it less than a 15-minute walk from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, it is also a short trip to many other museums and historic sites in the area. Choose from a variety of rooms, all decorated in Southwestern style, then don’t forget to join us for a tasty homemade breakfast in the morning! Book your stay at El Farolito today.