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Schools Inspired by O’Keeffe (Story)

Student art inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe

Take a look at a few of the works included in the Schools Inspired by O'Keeffe display

How does Georgia O’Keeffe inspire your students?

Our exhibition The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art explores how O’Keeffe’s pioneering work as an American artist influences the artists of today. Knowing that O’Keeffe is a popular artist for students to study, we wanted to showcase art by students inspired by O’Keeffe. Last spring we reached out to our network of educators who have participated in our NCMA Fellowship for Collaborative Teaching and past programs (Art of Collaboration and Big Picture Fellows) to find out how O’Keeffe inspires lessons in their classrooms. They responded by sharing student’s interpretations of O’Keeffe’s approach to painting landscapes and flowers. We’re proud to present Schools Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe–a display of sixteen works by North Carolina students from kindergarten to eighth grade that can be found inside The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art.


We’d like to acknowledge these teachers and students for their participation in the exhibition:

Capitol Encore Academy, Fayetteville

Trish Brownlee, Visual Art and Photography Teacher

7th-8th grade students Jamal, Kentani, and Conner


Neuse Charter School, Smithfield

Sue Wilson, Visual Arts Teacher

Kindergarten students Dasannii, Carleigh, and Sam


North Garner Middle School, Garner

Millie Hodges Lester, Art Teacher

8th grade students Daniel, Chelsa, Annabelle, and Nick


Rocky Point Elementary School, Rocky Point

Natasha Roney, 2nd grade teacher

Students Camryn, Gage, Sheyla, Savannah


Wahl-Coates School of the Arts, Greenville

Paul Phillips, Visual Arts Teacher

3rd grade students Zoshua and Tamarick