Georgia O'Keeffe Abiquiu Home and Studio
ADA Accessibility Notes
We recommend comfortable shoes year-round. During warmer months, sun hats and insect protection are encouraged. Please be aware that public restrooms are not available at the Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio, but are provided at the Abiquiu Inn. If you have special needs, please notify us when making your reservation.
IN DECEMBER 1945, Georgia O’Keeffe purchased a 5,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial-era compound in Abiquiu, then in ruins, from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. With her friend Maria Chabot, O’Keeffe spent the next three years restoring the 18th-century structure.
By 1949, the property was habitable and O’Keeffe moved from New York and became a full-time resident of New Mexico, alternately living at her homes in Abiquiu and at Ghost Ranch.
The Abiquiu house and surrounding views were a great source of inspiration to O’Keeffe, who produced works featuring the patio and black door, the cottonwood trees along the Chama River, the White Place, and the road to Santa Fe.
To the extent possible, the house remains as she left it in 1984,when she moved from Abiquiu to Santa Fe because of ill health, where she died two years later. The Museum maintains the Abiquiu home of Georgia O’Keeffe for public tours on a limited basis.
During her lifetime Georgia O'Keeffe created a body of work whose aesthetic is modern in its precision, clean lines, and elegant simplicity. She applied this aesthetic to the display and reproduction of her work and for representing and promoting herself. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum follows this aesthetic as a means of fulfilling aspects of its mission: perpetuating the artistic legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe.
The Museum displays O'Keeffe's work according to her preferences as are evident in photographs of the many exhibitions she installed at galleries and museums. She preferred reductive, simple, elegant spaces whose walls were white or pearl grey, minimal signage and no wall text, and elegant and non-intrusive frames for her work.
She lived this aesthetic as can be seen in her manner of dress and in how she furnished her Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch houses, which remain today as they were when she died in 1986.
Pet Friendly Notes
Animals are not permitted, except for trained service animals.
Tours are conducted by appointment only; All fees are due with the name and address of each visitor prior to the scheduled tour date.There are no refunds. However, with 24 hour advance notice of cancellation, you may reschedu
Tours are conducted by appointment only; March 15 through November 22
Tours are conducted by appointment only; $35 General Public; $45 Saturdays; $55 Special Tours