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Georgia O'Keeffe: A Creative Life

06/13/18 | 6:30 PM

The New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd. Map

718-817-8700

$15 adults; $7 seniors 65+; $7 students; $4 children 2-12; free for children under 2; free for members


13-06-2018 12:00:00 13-06-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York Georgia O'Keeffe: A Creative Life | 6:30 PM Two expert authors discuss O'Keeffe's coming of age in modernist America and her identity as an independent artist and trailblazing feminist. These presentations followed by lively conversation will examine O'Keeffe's intense personal relationships, explore how the struggle to balance love and work fueled her extraordinary accomplishments, and situate her in the women's movements that affected the creation and reception of her art over several generations. Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels, three short story collections, and the award-winning biography, Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. Robinson has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Arts, ARTnews, and other publications. She was President of the Authors Guild from 2014–2017, and teaches in the Hunter MFA program. Linda M. Grasso is professor of English at York College, CUNY. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University and specializes in U.S. Literature and Culture, Women's Literature, and Women's and Gender Studies. Her most recent book, Equal under the Sky: Georgia O'Keeffe and Twentieth- Century Feminism, is the first historical study of the artist's complex involvement with, and influence on, U.S. feminism from the 1910s to the 1970s. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=304660 The New York Botanical Garden The New York Botanical Garden

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Two expert authors discuss O'Keeffe's coming of age in modernist America and her identity as an independent artist and trailblazing feminist. These presentations followed by lively conversation will examine O'Keeffe's intense personal relationships, explore how the struggle to balance love and work fueled her extraordinary accomplishments, and situate her in the women's movements that affected the creation and reception of her art over several generations.

Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels, three short story collections, and the award-winning biography, Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. Robinson has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Arts, ARTnews, and other publications. She was President of the Authors Guild from 2014–2017, and teaches in the Hunter MFA program.

Linda M. Grasso is professor of English at York College, CUNY. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University and specializes in U.S. Literature and Culture, Women's Literature, and Women's and Gender Studies. Her most recent book, Equal under the Sky: Georgia O'Keeffe and Twentieth- Century Feminism, is the first historical study of the artist's complex involvement with, and influence on, U.S. feminism from the 1910s to the 1970s.

Venue Description: The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States. Home to the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere, the Botanical Garden's curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants. The greenhouses and the conservatory -- a New York City Landmark -- is the largest Victorian-era glasshouse in America. Set apart by the beauty of its sprawling 250-acre landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science, its Children's Education program has been a pioneer in innovative, informal science discovery facilities and activities; and its scientific research on plants and fungi is unmatched in scale, depth, and authority. The Garden includes the most important botanical and horticultural library in the world and a wealth of programs, exhibitions, and activities for visitors to enjoy. The grounds display masterpieces, some dating to the 1840s, by many of the nation's most accomplished architects and designers, both past and contemporary.

The New York Botanical Garden is located at 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard in the Bronx, just 20 minutes from Grand Central Station on the Metro-North Railroad. The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm. The Garden is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Mondays, and may close early on other holidays. Grounds-Only Admission can only be purchased on site and fees are $6 for adults, $5 for adult Bronx residents, $3 for seniors and students with a valid ID, $1 for children 2 to12 years old and free for children under two years old. Grounds admission is free to everyone all day on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-12 pm. The New York Botanical Garden is committed to making its exhibitions, programs, and services accessible to all who visit. Wheelchairs are available to be borrowed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the Mosholu Gate Ticket Booth and the Leon Levy Visitor Center Information Booth. Reservations are not accepted and an ID must be left with Visitor Services for the duration of the visit.

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