With a major retrospective on Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), the Fondation is dedicating the exhibition to one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and an outstanding figure in modern American art.

From O’Keeffe’s earliest abstractions to her iconic depictions of flowers and landscapes of the American Southwest, the retrospective will offer an in-depth survey of the artist’s work including rarely seen paintings from public and private collections.

The exhibition examines her particular way of looking at her surroundings and translating them into new and hitherto unseen images of reality.

The exhibition aims to focus the attention on the topicality of O’Keeffe’s bold and radical way of looking. Spanning more than six decades, it is the first major retrospective in Basel and the first comprehensive overview of her oeuvre in Switzerland for almost 20 years.