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A Conversation with Pita Lopez: Reflections on Miss O’Keeffe
Join Pita Lopez and Katrina Latka of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum for a conversation about Lopez’s time spent with Georgia O’Keeffe. Lopez, who serves the Museum as the Projects Director, Abiquiu Historic Properties is a third-generation employee of Georgia O’Keeffe’s. Learn about the impact O’Keeffe had on her family in the village of Abiquiu in Northern New Mexico, and how Lopez shares O’Keeffe’s legacy today.

Katrina Latka is the Curator of Education and Interpretation at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Agapita “Pita” Lopez began working with American artist Georgia O’Keeffe in late 1974, and became her personal secretary in 1978 until her death on March 6, 1986. A third generation employee, her grandfather and mother also worked for O’Keeffe. She continued working with the O’Keeffe Estate in 1986, and then in 1989 with The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation as its Secretary. Later serving as the Foundation’s Executive Director from 1999 to 2006. As the Projects Director of Historic Properties at Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, she oversees the maintenance and preservation of both O’Keeffe historic houses and studios. Along with author and scholar Barbara Buhler Lynes, she co-wrote the book, Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu. Along with her brother, Belarmino Lopez, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division presented them with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

Mar 8, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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