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The artist Georgia O'Keeffe lived in Williamsburg, Virginia for about a year as a child and Mary Haldane Coleman (of the Tucker house) was her French teacher. William & Mary conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts upon her in 1938 at a Special Convocation.1 The earliest known exhibit of O'Keeffe's paintings at William & Mary was in Phi Beta Kappa Hall (present day Ewell Hall, May 4-9, 1935.2 In 2001, the exhibit "Georgia O'Keeffe in Williamsburg" was held at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • To search for further material, see Finding Materials in the SCRC, especially search the SCRC Collections Database for museum records, subject files, posters, programs, and other material.
  • Search results for O'Keeffe from the SCRC Collections Database.
  • 2001 Exhibit Catalog: Georgia O'Keeffe in Williamsburg : a re-creation of the artist's first public exhibition in the South, January 27-May 27, 2001, edited by Bonnie G. Kelm and Ann C. Madonia, Williamsburg, VA : Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of William and Mary in Virginia, 2000.


  • SCRC Collections Database.


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A note about the contents of this site

This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.