In 1949 Georgia O’Keeffe donated 101 works of art, ranging from African masks to Modernist paintings, to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the objects had been collected by O’Keeffe’s late husband, Alfred Stieglitz, a photographer, gallery owner, and tireless champion of American Modernists, including O’Keeffe, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and John Marin, among many others.
Today, a partnership has been forged between Fisk University and Crystal Bridges that allows this important collection to be shared between Nashville and Bentonville on a biannual basis.
The entire Stieglitz Collection was on view in Crystal Bridges’ Temporary Exhibition Gallery from Nov.9, 2013 through Feb. 3, 2014 under the title The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection. After the exhibition closed, the light-sensitive works on paper from the Collection were retired to the vault to rest, while the works that are not light-sensitive were relocated to the Museum’s permanent Early Twentieth-Century Art Gallery. There they will remain on view to the public at no charge through mid-2015, when they will return to Fisk University.
All 101 artworks from the Stieglitz Collection are included in this web exhibition.
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, Co-owned by Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas.
An audio tour of this collection is available that provides additional insights into the history and impact of photographer and impresario Alfred Stieglitz, the modern artists he championed, and several of the works of art included in Stieglitz Collection.
The Audio Tour is part of the Crystal Bridges app, sponsored by Cox Communication.
In gallery digital collection sponsored by: