The Fall 2011 Lifelong Learning Lecture Series begins Thursday, Oct. 6, with an opportunity to refresh your ideas about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
Long before her death in 1986, at age 98, Georgia O’Keeffe had become a cultural icon, America’s most famous woman artist.
Buried in the O’Keeffe legends lie many rarely discussed facts: youthful illnesses, a midlife nervous collapse, bouts of depression and her work as a commercial artist.
Journalist and art historian Judith Reynolds will discuss O’Keeffe’s key influences, her precipitous rise to national prominence and her uncomfortable public image created largely by her lover, mentor and husband, the charismatic and powerful Alfred Stieglitz.
Lifelong Learning Lectures are free and open to the public. They are held from 6- 7:15 p.m. in the Program Room at the Ruby Sisson Library, located at the corner of U.S. 160 and 8th Street.
For more information, visit the library online at pagosa.colibraries.org and click on “Lifelong Learning” on the left column.