About this video

From 1925 to 1929, artist Georgia O’Keeffe created a series of paintings devoted to New York’s rising skyscrapers. To date, no major exhibition has focused on this intriguing chapter of the artist’s career.

MURDOCK MIXOLOGY SPEAKER Sarah, Kelly Oehler, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago is presently working on an exhibition on the subject with an accompanying catalogue and national tour, and Wichita’s “1926 East River No. 1” painting will be featured.

Come learn about the steps involved to develop this major art exhibition, one that will tap the riches of the Wichita Art Museum collection. Originally recorded the evening of Thursday, November 19, 2020, in the Robert M. Beren Room at the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, both Oehler and Murdock Society members participated via Zoom.

Pictured: Georgia O’Keeffe, “East River No. 1 (1926) (detail), 1926. Oil on linen, 12 1/8 x 32 1/8 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, Friends of the Wichita Art Museum