Georgia O’Keeffe still lifes bring the Southwest to Tacoma, Wash.

“Yellow Cactus” by Georgia O’Keeffe
“Yellow Cactus” by Georgia O’Keeffe was painted in 1929. [Dallas Museum of Art, Texas. Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, Bequest of Patsy Lacy Griffith. 1998.217. (O’Keeffe 675)]
(Copyright 2015 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. From International Arts)

A Georgia O’Keeffe show opens Sunday at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Wash., that captures the Southwest through a series of still lifes. It’s the only West Coast stop for an exhibition that will be on display for three months.

“Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico” showcases 22 of the artist’s paintings along with 42 artworks by her contemporaries, according to a museum statement.

The accent in O’Keeffe’s work as usual is on color and magnified subjects, such as the supersized flowers in “Yellow Cactus,” painted in 1929.

Paintings by Stuart Davis and Marsden Hartley as well as New Mexican artists Gustave Baumann, Eliseo Rodriguez and others are featured in the exhibition.


You can coordinate your visit with a series of companion events, such as a lecture with curator Charles Eldredge at 2 p.m. March 14 and a meeting with author Agapita July Lopez, who co-wrote “Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu,” at 2 p.m. on April 25.

The museum is also hosting “Mother’s Day Brunch With Georgia O’Keeffe” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10. The menu features Southwestern fare -- an omelet station and cornbread (served with prickly pear jelly) -- and mimosas. Tickets cost $35 each and cover brunch and admission to the show.

Tickets to the exhibition cost $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. It ends June 7 and moves on to the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., from June 27 to Sept. 13.

Info: The Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave.; (253) 272-4258