Williamstown, MA - In addition to being one of America's best-known artists, Georgia O'Keeffe was one of the most photographed artists of her time. Barbara Buhler Lynes will explore the filmed representations of O'Keeffe with a screening and discussion of Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life in Art, a 2002 short film directed by documentary filmmaker Perry Miller Adato. Lynes, curator of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and expert on this iconic twentieth-century artist, will present "Filming Georgia O'Keeffe: Conversation and Critique" on Sunday, August 16, at 3 pm, at the Clark. Admission to this event is free.
From early portraits by her agent and spouse, Alfred Stieglitz, to
Adato's 1977 made-for-television feature, photographs and films of O'Keeffe have established and ultimately re-created the artist's public image and place within the public imagination. In Lynes's commentary preceding and following the film, for which she was an associate director, she discusses O'Keeffe's active role in crafting an artistic identity through photography and film. Due to emerging scholarship and a deeper understanding of O'Keeffe's life and work, the artist's representation has changed over time.