Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Lonely Planet review

The renowned painter first visited New Mexico in 1917 and lived in Abiquiú, a village 45 minutes northwest of Santa Fe, from 1949 until her death in 1986. Possessing the world's largest collection of her work, this museum showcases the thick brushwork and luminous colors that don't always come through on ubiquitous posters; take your time to relish them here firsthand. The museum is housed in a former Spanish Baptist church with adobe walls that has been renovated to form 10 skylighted galleries. Tours of O'Keeffe's house an hour away in Abiquiú require advance reservations.