Allbritton Lecture To Focus On Artist Georgia O'Keeffe

March 20, 2002

One of the foremost authorities on 20th-century artist Georgia O'Keeffe will be the featured speaker at Baylor University's annual Allbritton Art Institute Lecture. Dr. Barbara Buhler Lynes will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in room 149 in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

"Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the most interesting figures in American art," said Dr. Karen Pope, instructor of art at Baylor.

Lynes serves as curator of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and director of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe, N.M., which opened in 1997 and has welcomed more than 800,000 visitors. She is the author of The Georgia O'Keeffe Catalogue Raisonne, a book that took seven years to complete and describes and reproduces in color more than 2,000 works made by O'Keeffe between 1901 and 1984.

With doctoral degrees in French literature and art history, Lynes has lectured and written extensively about the artist and her work. Her other books include O'Keeffe, Stieglizt and the Critics, 1916-1929 and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Lynes is a member of the Association for Historians of American Art, the Catalogue Raisonne Scholars Association and the College Art Association.

The Allbritton Art Institute was established within Baylor's art department in 1998 by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Allbritton. The Institute promotes the appreciation and comprehensive study of the artists and art movements of the 19th and 20th centuries with special emphasis on the movements of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.

For more information, call 710-1867.

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