Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum holds copyright to the majority of Georgia O’Keeffe’s artworks. The Museum actively manages and licenses the usage of works by Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as related uses of her name and image, through copyright and trademark. The policies of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum governing reproductions are consistent with the principles established by the Artist. Requests for artwork reproductions should extend public knowledge of Georgia O’Keeffe’s legacy and her art.

As of January 2017, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum determined that works by Alfred Stieglitz have entered the public domain and we are no longer claiming copyright. Fees and conditions of use apply for the provision of high-resolution files.

General image use 

Images of artworks by O’Keeffe may not in any way be cropped or distorted, whether by rotation, inversion, change of proportion, color alteration, superimposition, animation, cartooning, removal of blemishes or inscriptions, or other methods. Credit information must appear alongside the image, consisting of her name, artwork title, date, size, medium, accession number, gift/bequest information and copyright notice.

Artwork reproduction  

We work with national rights clearing house, Artists Rights Society (ARS) to license and monitor all requests for artwork reproduction. ARS follows guidelines established by the Museum, based upon standards defined by Georgia O’Keeffe herself. Please contact ARS directly with your request. Please allow a minimum of ten business days to obtain a license.

ARS clears intellectual property rights only; the procurement of photography is a separate function and is the responsibility of the user. The Museum makes images of artwork available through a fine arts stock photography archive, Art Resource.

Archives reproduction (non-fine arts collection) 

Requests for images of collection objects, including: art materials, personal property, library and archival materials, and Museum owned properties, are evaluated for appropriate context. If we have an existing image, image delivery/licensing fees are payable in advance. If existing photography is not available, requests for new photography will be considered in relation to staff resources and accessibility. Fill out a Request to Order Images for non-fine arts collection objects only. All artwork reproduction requests are received by Artists Rights Society, contact here.

Media requests 

The Public Relations Program Manager evaluates requests for images for publicity/promotional purposes.This includes requests from contributors to, and representatives of, online/print commercial publications, as well as film/video productions, of which the primary benefit of publication is to enhance the Museum’s positive visibility. Requests must be made in writing, public relations will determine if the requested image use is appropriate and beneficial to the Museum’s promotion. Fees may apply.