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O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith
making modernism

Left to right: Georgia O’Keeffe Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory 1938, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, gift of The Burnett Foundation © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927, AGNSW © Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney; Grace Cossington Smith The bridge in building 1929, National Gallery of Australia, gift of Ellen Waugh 2005 © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

The iconic art of American Georgia O’Keeffe alongside modernist masterpieces by pioneering Australian artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

This ground-breaking exhibition draws together around 30 works by each artist from the breadth of their careers.

While O’Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith developed highly individual styles, they are connected by their choice of subject, their experimentation with light, colour and form, and their commitment to presenting alternative ways of seeing the world. Each artist identified in their paintings a personalised or modernised sense of place, and in so doing developed new art forms that expressed something of the identity and culture of their respective nations.

O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: making modernism is presented by the Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Art Gallery of NSW in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe and the Queensland Art Gallery.

Note: This display includes works that are protected under the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013. More information

AGNSW principal partner: Macquarie University. Major partners: Terra Foundation for American Art, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, Gordon Darling Foundation, Government of the United States. Presenting partners: Heide Museum of Modern Art, QAGOMA, Queensland Government, Art Gallery of NSW, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

1 Jul – 2 Oct 2017

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$16 concession
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$44 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$8 child (5-17 years)
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