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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 26 F or decades, Georgia O'Keeffe was often the only woman in art history books. While that's changing, gender parity is still a hot topic in the art arena — just ask the Guerrilla Girls. The Dallas Museum of Art gets credit for remedying that, by showcasing women artists in parity with their male counterparts years before our time of fraught feminism. This year, the DMA's season tilts mostly to the female — including the now-on-view archaeology of an undervalued American artist whom most collectors and art historians have never heard of. That would be Ida O'Keeffe (1889-1961), Georgia's younger sister — an artist in her own right who impressively wielded an MFA degree from Columbia, a significant achievement in 1932. DMA associate American art curator Sue Canterbury devoted four years of research, scholarship, and sleuthing to track down many rare, never seen, or lost works, such as precisionist-style lighthouse THE OTHER O'Keeffe paintings, not exhibited together since 1955. More than 40 paintings, prints, watercolors, and drawings, as well as 1920s photographs by Ida's influential brother-in-law, Alfred Stieglitz, reveal this sibling's talent, which was overlooked due to her peripatetic travels to support herself as a teacher during the Depression — and the shadow of her powerful, iconic sister. "Ida is fascinating not only because of the dynamics within her famous artistic family," Canterbury says, "but also for the distinct and experimental approach of her work, which reflects a range of contemporary influences, such as American Modernism, Regionalism, and abstraction." The artist's first solo museum show will travel to the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, this summer. Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow," through February 24, 2019, at the Dallas Museum of Art, Catherine D. Anspon T he perfect gift can prove quite elusive — especially when shopping for someone w i t h e x c e e d i n g l y particular interests. Enter: The Great Republic. The luxury purveyor of significant pieces of American art, memorabilia, and history has opened a pop-up shop in Highland Park Village through Monday, December 31. The store is a treasure trove, with wares that include a rare 1802 second edition of The Federalist Papers; a Texas flag from the 1930s; striking hand-carved eagles; a first-edition copy of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's; and signed memoirs by Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Mark Twain, Sam Houston, and Alexander Hamilton. The Great Republic, 53 Highland Park Village, Lisa Collins Shaddock Dreaming AMERICANA Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe's Variation on a Lighthouse Theme IV, c. 1931-32, at the Dallas Museum of Art JERI L. WOLFSON COLLECTION The Great Republic's Wasington, D.C., store Rare, second-edition of The Federalist Papers by Publius

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