The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe , New Mexico , opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom it takes its name. Welcoming more than 2,100,00 visitors from all over the world and the most visited art museum in the state of New Mexico, this is the first museum in the United States that is dedicated to a single woman artist. One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” She was a leading member of one of the avant-garde art movements that blossomed in New York in the 1910s and 1920s. O’Keeffe’s images—often instantly recognizable as her own —include large-scale flowers, New York cityscapes, animal bones, and the high deserts and dramatic cliffs of her beloved New Mexico . The Museum’s collection of over 2990 works comprises 1149 O’Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculpture, including promised gifts and extended loans. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year, visitors can see a changing selection of at least 50 of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. Over 140 artists have been exhibited at the Museum including Frank Stella, Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol and Arthur Dove. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center opened in July 2001 as a component of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. As the only museum-related research facility in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism (1890s to present), it sponsors research in the fields of art history, architectural history and design, literature, music, and photography through its annual, competitive scholarship program. The Research Center makes its unique archives accessible to researchers worldwide as well as offers six scholarships annually to scholars from the nation's most prestigious universities. For more information, visit .