Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Welcome and thank you for making the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum part of your home! These resources for parents and teachers are designed to provide an introduction to the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe.

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Educator and Parent Teacher Resources are supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Preparing for your Gallery Visit

Visitation Guide, All Grades
Welcome and thank you for making the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum part of your classroom! This packet is designed to provide a brief introduction to the life and art of Georgia O'Keeffe and to help teachers prepare their students for a visit to our Museum.

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A Day in the Life: an Archive

Lesson, Grades 6-12
Through an exploration of Georgia O’Keeffe’s online archive, students will critically analyze the nature, construction and purpose of an archive while designing, creating and curating a personal archive that documents and interprets their daily lives.

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Imaging Words

Lesson, Grades K-12
Georgia O'Keeffe wrote thousands of letters throughout her lifetime. In this lesson students will read some of O’Keeffe’s writing and consider how words can translate into visual images and vice versa.

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Collaborative Abstraction

Lesson, Grades K-12
Georgia O’Keeffe is known for her abstract flowers, landscapes, architecture and the sky. She would find the most interesting lines and colors in the world around her and simplify nature down to a series of organic shapes and forms. In this fun and fast-paced lesson, students will consider the concept and process of abstraction, collaboratively creating a line drawing that will become an abstract painting.

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Tell Me a Story

Lesson, Grades K-12
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum not only exhibits O’Keeffe’s artwork but also collects stories about the artist as told by people who knew her. In this lesson, to be taught in conjunction with a visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, students will be introduced to O’Keeffe’s online oral history archive, explore the process of interviewing and gain an understanding of why oral histories are so important to the preservation of the past. Each student will have the opportunity to interview their peers as well as family members and friends.

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Distance Learning Resources from the Santa Fe Community Educators Network

The Community Educators Network recognizes the importance of providing interactive educational opportunities for students in and out of the classroom. This page contains distance learning tools and materials organized according to grade level and subject type.

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