Last year, it was the fabulous glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly.
This year, NYBG is bringing Hawaii to New York during an exhibition inspired by artist Georgia O’Keefe, Saturday, May 19, though the end of October.
Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i pays tribute to the late painter’s stunning canvases reflecting her visit to the Hawaiian Islands in 1939.
The exhibition includes a flower show with pieces designed by Tony Award-winning set creator Scott Pask inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
A separate exhibition showcasing the paintings is on-view at the garden’s LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery.
There also are special events, including Aloha Festival Weekends with live music, hula performances, art demos and more, including the opportunity to learn about what’s being done to preserve the islands’ endangered plants, with vignettes scattered across the conservatory.
Weekend music, dance and film
- Hawaiian artisans will introduce you to their culture with hula, plein air painting and lei-making workshops. There will also be screenings of a short film featuring some of O’Keeffe’s personal letters to her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
- May 19-20; July 28-29; Aug. 18-19; Oct. 27-28
- Performers, artists and artisans from the islands will showcase their traditions and cultural heritage.