Pedernal Society

Pedernal Painting

Georgia O'Keeffe. My Front Yard, Summer, 1941. Oil on canvas, 20 1/16 x 30 1/8 inches. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. [2006.5.173]


The Pedernal Mountain moved and inspired O'Keeffe as she studied and painted it from her studio at Ghost Ranch. After her death, her ashes were scattered atop Pedernal, as a testament to the bond she felt with the mountain. As Pedernal inspired O'Keeffe, we hope the Pedernal Society will inspire you in your planned giving.

When you include a gift to the Museum in your estate plans you create a legacy of caring and philanthropy that will further our mission and help secure our future. Among other priorities, your gift will sustain educational programming for adults, families, and children; provide for state-of-the-art conservation and collections care; enable important acquisitions and exhibitions; and showcase O'Keeffe's Home and Studio in Abiquiú, New Mexico.

We invite you to join this newly formed society, comprising donors who have named the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in their will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or financial accounts. A bequest of any size will qualify you to join this special group. Your gift will help the Museum fulfill its vision to cultivate memorable, authentic experiences inspired by the life, work, and world of Georgia O'Keeffe.

For more information, or if you've already named the O'Keeffe Museum in your estate plans, please contact Jamie Hughes at 505.946.1062 or [email protected].

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