Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow Extended through October 14

August 9, 2019
[Digital images available upon request]
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Due to popular demand, the Clark Art Institute has extended the exhibition Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow through October 14.
Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow brings together thirty-five paintings, prints, and photographs exploring the artist’s mastery of color and composition as well as her complex relationship with her well-known sister Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986) and the effect it had on Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe’s (American, 1889–1961) life and professional aspirations. The ground-breaking exhibition has been hailed by the public and critics alike. Roberta Smith, writing for The New York Times states, “It will never be known how Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe’s art would have developed had fate, and her relatives, been kinder. But what remains is cause for celebration.” Murray Whyte, writing for The Boston Globe, adds “It makes you wonder what might have been.”  The exhibition has also been featured in other national and international media including The Art Newspaper, Financial Times, and WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station.
Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and curated by Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Curator of American Art. The exhibition debuted in Dallas in November 2018 and is the first ever solo museum exhibition of works by Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe and the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to date. Robert Wiesenberger, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Clark, is the curator of the Institute’s presentation.
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Institute’s library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. 
Noted for its distinctive architecture, including two buildings designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Tadao Ando, the Clark is situated on a 140-acre campus offering five miles of walking trails and exceptional vistas of meadows and woodlands and has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide. Located at 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Clark’s is open from 10 am to 5 pm, daily in July and August and from Tuesday through Sunday between September and June. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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