The Georgia O'Keeffe museum was opened in July 1997, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum opened eleven years after Georgia O'Keeffe passes away. Over 2 million people have visited the museum since its opening to view to works of an internationally known artist and her most significant work along with artists from the 20th Century. Works on show at the museum include abstract, depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells and bones, along with cityscapes of New York and the unusual shapes and colors of architecture and landscape of New Mexico.
There are over 3,000 works at the museum, which includes the 1,149 paintings, drawings and sculptures by O'Keeffe from 1901 to 1984. Other artists include Arthur Dove, Sherrie Levine, Jackson Pollack and Andy Warhol. During the later stages of her career O'Keeffe starting to lose her eyesight, visitors can view these changes in her works as the year's progress.
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center opened in 2001 as part of the museum, this research center is dedicated to the study of American Modernism and research of art history, architectural history and design, literature, music and photography. A competitive stipend program is held annually to award six stipends to applicants who are at the research center between three and twelve months. The buildings are both Pueblo Revival-style buildings that are located only two blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza and received renovations in 1997 and 2001.
The works include 146 oil paintings, 3 sculptures, 26 charcoal drawings, 18 clay works, 16 pencil drawings 672 sketches and 149 photographs. They range in subjects from flowers, desert skulls, nudes, cityscapes and landscapes and still life's. Some of the art works have been donated by The Burnett Foundation Anna Marie and Juan Hamilton, The Stephane Janssen Thrust and Clare and Eugene Thaw.
Tours of the museum are available and are narrated by curators who will describe and provide information on the works on show. An audio tour guide is also available along with education and outreach programs, which include internships, teacher workshops and seminars. Summer and after-school programs are available for students along with a lecture series that has been developed as part of a specialized school curriculum. Group tours and self-guided tours are also available for visitors, which include a complimentary exhibition guide and a short film will be shown at the beginning of the tour.
A museum shop is located at the museum, which stocks a variety of merchandise such a posters, books, jewelry, postcards and ceramic and glass pieces.
There are houses that belonged to O'Keeffe, which are now owned by the museum, available for touring. These houses are The Georgia O'Keeffe House and Studio in Ghost Ranch, which she lived and worked in from the mid-1930s, the house is surrounded by landscape, which inspired her art for over 40 years. O'Keeffe purchased a 5,000 square foot Spanish Colonial compound, which was in ruins, she restored the building and she moved into the house in 1949.
Dining at the Museum is available at O'Keeffe Caf,, which serves contemporary Southwestern cuisine with influences from France and Asia. The wine list includes international wines and premium wines. Wine Tasting dinners are held throughout the year at the caf, and visitors have the opportunity to dine under the 150-year-old box elder in the two dining rooms that have photographic mementos of O'Keeffe throughout. Groups from 10 to 100 people and private functions with special offered menus are able to dine on the patio or in the Courtyard or boardroom.