Panel Discussion/Talk

Virtual Art Talk: Pairings: Georgia O'Keeffe & Yayoi Kusama

Thursday, September 30, 2021
6 – 7PM

Pair your favorite drink with a lively and informative one-hour conversation on Georgia O’Keeffe and Yayoi Kusama, two women artists who formed an unlikely mentorship in a male-dominated American art world of the 1950s—60s.

Georgia O’Keeffe (b. 1887, Sun Prairie, WI; d. 1986, Santa Fe, NM) was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and is widely recognized for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes.

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Matsumoto, Japan; lives/works: Tokyo) is a Japanese contemporary artist known for her infinity mirror rooms and polka dot covered installations that speak to her conceptions of infinity, eternity, and obliteration. Kusama: Cosmic Nature is on view at the New York Botanical Garden through October 31, 2021.

Two educators, Angela Garcia and Maya Jeffereis, will guide participants in looking closely at these two works of art and dive deep into conversation. Come open to sharing your responses to the works, learning something you perhaps didn’t know, and meaningfully connecting with others.

Angela Garcia is an independent art historian and educator with 20 years of experience creating and leading engaging experiences and conversations with art. She has lectured and facilitated conversations at The Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, Morris Jumel Mansion among other academic, and cultural institutions.

Maya Jeffereis is a Brooklyn-based artist, educator, and museum consultant with 15 years of experience working in the arts. She believes art offers us the opportunity to deeply know ourselves, to think critically about the world around us, and to meaningfully connect with others. Maya has taught at The Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Shed, and Hunter College, among other institutions.

Where: Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event.

*Note: Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the program so please register early!

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