American Icons Wright & O’Keeffe


Taliesin West presents American Icons: Wright & O’Keeffe, a new photography exhibition spotlighting Frank Lloyd Wright and Georgia O’Keeffe, luminaries in American art and architecture. Over the course of their storied careers, each changed the way we see the world and left their mark on American Modernism.  You may have heard these names before, but you have never seen them quite like this: Twenty images shown in an intimate setting, against the backdrop of North Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains.

The portraits give us insight into their lives and the uniquely American style that Wright and O’Keeffe brought to art, design, and culture.

American Icons is a chance to see another side of these legends – a more human, personal side – and explore what they have in common. Both were born in rural Wisconsin and had careers that took them to big cities – but ultimately, they made homes in the southwest – Wright in Arizona, and O’Keeffe in New Mexico. Both were deeply inspired by nature and created abstractions of the natural world in their work. They each possessed keen powers of observation and became reflections of their own art and style. They had a mutual admiration for one another’s work, but few realize they met in 1942 and exchanged letters, books, and ideas for more than 20 years.

Wright and O’Keeffe were photographed by Tony Vaccaro for Look Magazine – Wright in Wisconsin, in 1957, and O’Keeffe in New Mexico, in 1960. When paired, the images have genuine visual symmetry, even though they were taken years apart.

Special Exhibition Included with Your Highlights Audio or In-Depth Guided Tour Ticket Purchase Starting Friday, October 20.

12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Special Exhibition Included with Your Highlights Audio or In-Depth Guided Tour Ticket Purchase Starting Friday, October 20.
Recurring daily
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