Wednesdays With O’Keeffe
Most Wednesdays March to November, 2020 Wednesdays With O’Keeffe combines the best of the northern New Mexico O’Keeffe loved. Begin at the O’Keeffe Welcome Center near the Abiquiu Inn where you check-in for the O’Keeffe Home & Studio Tour. Then board a bus for a guided tour as we travel to Ghost Ranch – learn about the history of the area, geology, flora and fauna. Enjoy a buffet style lunch in the Ghost Ranch Dining Hall or sit outside under the ancient cottonwoods. Board the motor coach for the Georgia O’Keeffe Ghost Ranch Landscape Tour and see through your own eyes the scenes and actual landscape locations of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings interwoven with stories of her fifty years at Ghost Ranch. The Ghost Ranch O’Keeffe Home is not open to the public.
*Tour Ticket includes admission to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, which is good for two weeks from the date of your tour.
Reservations should be made by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the tour.
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Cost: $129 per person –Ticket sales are processed through our ticket sales agent, a processing fee will be added to your ticket purchase. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted.
Read the FAQ’s document for information regarding the schedule, driving directions to the tour starting location, what to bring, photography policy and other important information.
- 9:45 Meet in Abiquiu at the Georgia O’Keeffe Welcome Center for the 10 am Home & Studio Tour-the tour is one hour. (As the day begins at The Georgia O’Keeffe Welcome Center, if you are a guest staying at Ghost Ranch, transportation to The Georgia O’Keeffe Welcome Center can be provided – please request transportation no later than 2 pm the previous day. A departure time from Ghost Ranch of 9:15 am will get you to the Home & Studio Tour office in time.) 11:20 Board bus for guided Tour to Ghost Ranch12:00- 12:40 Lunch at the Ghost Ranch Dining Hall12:45 Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour at Ghost Ranch (Tour is one hour and 15 minutes)2:20 Depart Ghost Ranch, return to Abiquiu2:45 Arrive to the Georgia O’Keeffe Welcome Center in Abiquiu
In 1929, Georgia O’Keeffe traveled to Taos at the invitation of friends Dorothy Brett and Mabel Dodge Luhan. It was there she first heard of Ghost Ranch and once even caught a tantalizing glimpse of it from a high plain. In 1934 she finally visited the Ranch but was dismayed to learn that it was a dude ranch owned by Arthur Pack and Carol Stanley. However, a place was available for her that night in Ghost House and she spent the entire summer at the Ranch.
This established a pattern she would follow for years, summers at Ghost Ranch exploring on foot and on canvas the beauty of the place, winters in New York. Because she was basically a loner, she sought lodging at the Ranch that was somewhat isolated from the headquarters area. Pack offered to rent her his own residence called Rancho de los Burros. This suited her very well.
Read more about Georgia O’Keeffe the artist – O’Keeffe Museum website.