Georgiana O’Keeffe’s 25 favorite songs

A week after a major 8.2 earthquake hit California, and three days after New York City was struck by Hurricane Sandy, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a 25-page report cataloging and analyzing the many cultural…

Georgiana O’Keeffe’s 25 favorite songs

A week after a major 8.2 earthquake hit California, and three days after New York City was struck by Hurricane Sandy, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a 25-page report cataloging and analyzing the many cultural and community impacts of the two disasters. It amounted to a “foundational document” that mapped out which institutions would be deemed essential, relevant, and necessary. The ones determined to be essential performed extremely well in the aftermath. What of the cultural institutions whose survival was unknown or questionable?

Among those that remain today are cultural institutions like the American Museum of Natural History, where two legendary American artists, John Singer Sargent and Georgia O’Keeffe, had historic residencies. Twenty-six years later, the museum hosts the exhibition, “A World of O’Keeffe,” which runs through March 10. Earlier this month, the museum was cited as an example for other institutions looking to keep older artworks and archives safe. Check out the exhibit’s “capture” video, in which 10 trained vocalists as well as Emmy-winning orchestras perform O’Keeffe’s favorite music.

For more information about O’Keeffe, visit amnh.org/place/oyefrida.

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