Challenge Programs: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Period of Performance

5/1/2020 - 4/30/2026

Funding Totals (matching)

$750,000.00 (approved)
$750,000.00 (offered)
$750,000.00 (awarded)

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Construction Project: Building a New Campus for the 21st Century

FAIN: CHA-268762-20

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe, NM 87501-1826)
Cody J Hartley (Project Director: May 2019 to present)

Construction of a new exhibition building, renovation of an existing research center, library and archives building, and an upgrade of the facilities and equipment in the current administrative building, all of which would create a new 50,000 square foot museum campus.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (The O’Keeffe) in historic downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, requests a challenge grant of $750,000 in support of a $45M capital campaign to create a new museum campus. Anchored by a new 50,000-square-foot exhibition, education, and collections facility, the campaign positions The O’Keeffe as a world-class, visitor-centric, community-minded museum for the twenty-first century. The campaign includes the construction of a new exhibition building on the site of the current Education Annex; makes substantial renovations to the pre-existing Research Center, Library and Archives building; and completely upgrades the building that houses the majority of the O’Keeffe’s administrative staff. With a commitment to accessibility and diversity, the new campus will provide the space to create a more holistic vision of not only Georgia O’Keeffe’s art, but of the iconic landscape, as well as regional Hispanic and indigenous Pueblo neighbors that influenced her so deeply.

Media Coverage

Santa Fe's Georgia O'Keeffe Museum plans to expand at new site (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Teya Vitu
Publication: Santa Fe New Mexican
Date: 6/7/2021
Abstract: This article announces the planned expansion of the Georgia O'Keefe Museum which will greatly increase their visitor capacity. The new building is expected to be 54,000 square feet and will become the primary facility, making the existing museum an annex.