Wanda Corn on “Dressing for the Photographer: Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Clothes”
Georgia O’Keeffe’s sartorial style became an intimate part of her artistic identity. She dressed like she painted, highly valuing abstraction, simplicity, and seriality. In a lecture titled, “Dressing for the Photographer: Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Clothes,” art historian and Living Modern guest curator, Wanda M. Corn will explore the way O’Keeffe used her distinctive taste in clothes to model for photographers, creating a public persona for O’Keeffe that still dominates the American imagination today.
Doors open at 10:30 am with complimentary coffee. Book signing to follow discussion.
Wanda M. Corn is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. At Stanford, she held the university’s first permanent appointment in the history and American art and served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History and acting director of the Stanford Museum. Active as a guest curator, she has produced various books and exhibitions, including The Color of Mood: American Tonalism 1990-1910 (1972); The Art of Andrew Wyeth (l973); Grant Wood: The Regionalist Vision (1983); The Great American Thing, Modern Art and National Identity 1915-1935; Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition (2011); Seeing Gertrude Stein, Five Stories (2011-12); and most recently, Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern (2017-2019).
Sponsorship: To recognize the Scholls in perpetuity, the Nevada Museum of Art has established The Debra and Dennis Scholl Distinguished Speaker Series to present prominent visiting speakers on contemporary art and visual culture. This ongoing series is a fitting association as the Scholls continue to encourage Museums to push the boundaries in the art world.