ART: O'KEEFFE ENSHRINED

THE SOUTHWEST'S MATRON SAINT OF THE BRUSH GETS A MUSEUM OF HER OWN

My pleasant disposition likes the world with nobody in it," said the famously cantankerous Georgia O'Keeffe. Last week, when a new museum dedicated to her art opened in Santa Fe, N.M., that quiet world she cultivated disappeared in the crush of celebration. The occasion fueled the sort of media blitz--from Le Monde to the Frankfurter Allgemeine to Town & Country--that she experienced again and again in a career that was launched in scandal when she appeared as the tender (and fully exposed) model in the photographs of her lover and later husband Alfred Stieglitz. She advanced that early fame on the...

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