Georgia O'Keeffe

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The artist Georgia O'Keeffe lived in Williamsburg, Virginia for about a year as a child and Mary Haldane Coleman (of the Tucker house) was her French teacher.(SCRC staff/file) The College of William and Mary conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts upon her in 1938 at a Special Convocation.[1] The earliest known exhibit of O'Keefe's paintings at William and Mary was in Phi Beta Kappa Hall (present day Ewell Hall, May 4-9, 1935.[2] In 2001, the exhibit "Georgia O'Keefe in Williamsburg" was held at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • To search for further material, see Finding Materials in the SCRC, especially search the SCRC Collections Database for museum records, subject files, posters, programs, and other material.
  • Search results for O'Keeffe from the SCRC Collections Database.
  • 2001 Exhibit Catalog: Georgia O'Keeffe in Williamsburg : a re-creation of the artist's first public exhibition in the South, January 27-May 27, 2001, edited by Bonnie G. Kelm and Ann C. Madonia, Williamsburg, VA : Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of William and Mary in Virginia, 2000.


  • SCRC Collections Database.

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To search for further material, see Finding Materials in the SCRC for an introduction to the SCRC Collections Database, card catalogs, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, etc.

Questions? Contact the SCRC at or 221-3090, or visit the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary (hours).

A Note About The Contents Of This Wiki
Unfortunately, many of the early original records of the College of William and Mary were destroyed by fire, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information available here is the best available from known documents and sources at the time it was written. Information in this wiki is not complete as new information continues to be uncovered in the SCRC's collections and elsewhere. Researchers are strongly encouraged to use the SCRC's access tools for their research as the information contained in this wiki is by no means comprehensive.