The Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio

Georgia O’Keeffe, b 1887- d 1986
21120 Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510 - view on Google Maps
505.685.4539
The Abiquiu house, garden, and surrounding views were a great source of inspiration to Georgia O’Keeffe. It is a property that she put much time and love into, making it “a house of her own.”

ABOUT

The Abiquiu home and studio is a 5,000 square foot Spanish Colonial-era compound that was in total ruin when Miss O’Keeffe found it. She bought the property in 1945 and for the next four years supervised its restoration, which was carried out by her friend Maria Chabot. She loved the old gardens as well as the famous Black Door. She said, “That wall with a door in it was something I had to have. It took me ten years to get it- three more years to fix the house so I could live in it- and after that the wall with a door was painted many times.” During the winter months, Miss O’Keeffe often painted from inside her bedroom window that overlooks the Chama river Valley. In Abiquiu, she also created her Cottonwood series, the paintings of the Abiquiu Mesa, and the road to Santa Fe.

The Abiquiu Home and Studio offers a special look into the life of one of America’s greatest artists. It offers viewers a chance to see the home, which was her vision. Throughout the property one can see and feel the time and love O’Keeffe dedicated to this special property in a very special town, Abiquiu.

Did you know...?

In 1929, while staying in Taos, Miss O’Keeffe learned to drive and purchased a Model A Ford. Friends said she wasn’t a great driver, but she was a fearless one.

SPECIAL RESOURCES

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which owns and operates the Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio in Abiquiu, is the primary resource for those wishing to study O’Keeffe’s art and her ties to American Modernism. The Museum maintains a Research Center in Santa Fe. The Research Center collections include the libraries O'Keeffe maintained at her Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch houses, archives with a wide variety of documents and correspondence pertaining to O'Keeffe, and the personal, tangible property O'Keeffe owned at the time of her death in 1986, such as artist materials and found objects. It is one of the few museum-related research facilities in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism.

NEARBY SITES

WHAT TO DO HERE

  • Various types of guided tours. Reservations are required to tour The O’Keeffe Home & Studio.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE ART HERE:

  • The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Sante Fe houses the largest collection of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work in the world.