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Brooklyn Museum highlights Georgia O'Keeffe as style icon

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In this March 16, 2017 photo, a visitor to the Brooklyn Museum in New York walks past a display of black wool suits worn by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Exhibit coordinator Lisa Small said O'Keeffe's "distinctive" clothing style symbolized her lifelong commitment to minimalism. O'Keeffe died in 1986 at age 98. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press In this March 16, 2017 photo, a visitor to the Brooklyn Museum in New York walks past a display of black wool suits worn by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Exhibit coordinator Lisa Small said O'Keeffe's "distinctive" clothing style symbolized her lifelong commitment to minimalism. O'Keeffe died in 1986 at age 98. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City museum is highlighting Georgia O'Keeffe's role as a style icon.

In this March 16, 2017 photo, white linen blouses worn by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe are exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Guest curator Wanda Corn concludes that O'Keeffe, who made many of her clothes, also was an artist "in her homemaking and self-fashioning." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press In this March 16, 2017 photo, white linen blouses worn by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe are exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Guest curator Wanda Corn concludes that O'Keeffe, who made many of her clothes, also was an artist "in her homemaking and self-fashioning." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Brooklyn Museum exhibit — titled "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" — features clothing, paintings and photos. It's part of a yearlong project celebrating feminist thinking.

In this March 16, 2017 photo, a woman walks by a kimono-style coat, right, worn by artist Georgia O'Keeffe, now on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The show "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" highlights her role as a style icon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press In this March 16, 2017 photo, a woman walks by a kimono-style coat, right, worn by artist Georgia O'Keeffe, now on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The show "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" highlights her role as a style icon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Guest curator Wanda M. Corn studied six decades worth of O'Keeffe's garments and accessories.

In this March 16, 2017 photo, visitors to the Brooklyn Museum in New York look at an exhibit of work by Georgia O'Keeffe. The 1935 painting "Ram's Head: White Hollyhock-Hills" hangs on the left. The American artist died in 1986. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press In this March 16, 2017 photo, visitors to the Brooklyn Museum in New York look at an exhibit of work by Georgia O'Keeffe. The 1935 painting "Ram's Head: White Hollyhock-Hills" hangs on the left. The American artist died in 1986. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

She concluded that O'Keeffe, who made many of her clothes, also was an artist "in her homemaking and self-fashioning."

In this March 16, 2017 photo, visitors to the Brooklyn Museum in New York look at tunics worn by artist Georgia O'Keeffe. The exhibit, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" highlights her role as a style icon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press In this March 16, 2017 photo, visitors to the Brooklyn Museum in New York look at tunics worn by artist Georgia O'Keeffe. The exhibit, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" highlights her role as a style icon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Exhibit coordinator Lisa Small says O'Keeffe's distinctive clothing style symbolized her lifelong commitment to minimalism.

In this March 16, 2017 photo, a visitor to the Brooklyn Museum in New York photographs the 1932 painting "Manhattan" by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. The exhibit, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" highlights her role as a style icon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press In this March 16, 2017 photo, a visitor to the Brooklyn Museum in New York photographs the 1932 painting "Manhattan" by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. The exhibit, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" highlights her role as a style icon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Even as a high school student, O'Keeffe avoided popular bows and frills.

Her paintings and clothes reflected a black-and-white palette while she was in New York and desert hues in New Mexico.

The exhibit runs through July 23.

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