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.