MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES GEORGIA O’KEEFFE IN NEW MEXICO EXHIBIT DURING SMOKIN’ HOT BARBEQUE EVENT
MONTCLAIR, NJ, December 5, 2012— Montclair Art Museum (MAM) hosted a Smokin’ Hot Barbequefriend/fundraiser event celebrating the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land in the Museum’s Leir Hall.
Guests of the Smokin’ Hot Barbeque were transported from Montclair to the southwest for an exciting evening showcasing New Mexico through the art of Georgia O’Keeffe. The highlighted exhibition features 15 paintings and drawings of Katsina dolls (representations of Katsinam, or Hopi spirit beings) and over 30 paintings and works on paper of New Mexico landscapes and architecture.
Guests were greeted with colorful bandanas in lieu of tickets- and many guests dressed to the nines in their own western fare. Cowboy boots and hats abounded!
The southwestern theme displayed itself through a fabulous silent auction and delicious savory fare provided by Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza. Pulled pork, spicy mac & cheese, and ribs kept everyone happy. Margaritas and cocktails were conjured by Egan & Sons while DJs Russ Boris and Darren DeVivo from WFUV (90.7 FM) played O’Keeffe-inspired soundtracks.
This event was offered in partnership with Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza, Egan & Sons, WFUV, and Elements Therapeutic Massage. All ticket proceeds benefited the Montclair Art Museum.
Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land
September 28, 2012 – January 20, 2013- This exhibition, originated by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, will reveal the little-known breadth of Georgia O’Keeffe’s interest in northern New Mexico and will more particularly illuminate her keen sensitivity and deep respect for the Native American and Hispano cultures of the region. From 1931 to 1945, O’Keeffe created numerous drawings, watercolors, and paintings of Kachina dolls (or Katsinam), carved representations of Hopi spirit beings. The exhibition will include 15 of these depictions, together with actual Kachina dolls and over 30 paintings and works on paper ofNew Mexico landscapes and architecture.