Santa Fe Readies Its 400th Anniversary Celebration

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Honors Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz by Paul GilmoreSanta Fe, NM–the nation’s oldest capital city–is celebrating its 400th Anniversary in 2010 and gearing up for a year of festivities. Its vibrant art community, history, and stunning scenery make it a favorite destination for many travelers at any time, but in March, the Inn on the Alameda is offering a special package to photography fans who will be flocking to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to support Annie Leibovitz as the 2010 honoree in its esteemed “Women of Distinction” series. Established in 2007 during the Museum’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, the series pays homage to O’Keeffe’s legacy of achievement through an annual event that recognizes outstanding contributions made by contemporary women to our society and culture. The Women of Distinction Series was established to honor women who, like O’Keeffe, have effectively realized themselves as women and professionals. Ms. Liebowitz, who has been having a difficult time in the past year like so many, is in good company. Past recipients of the award include: Gloria Steinem (2009), Gail Sheehy (2007), and The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2007). Despite her financial troubles, Ms. Liebowitz’ artistic verve and strong work ethic has not diminished, which is in itself an inspiration.

The Inn on the Alameda

The Inn on the Alameda

Proceeds from the events help support the Museum’s Art and Leadership Program for Girls, an interdisciplinary program that incorporates skill building and problem solving with identity, creativity, and self-esteem, with an emphasis on art making and artist role models.

The special two-night package rates, based on double occupancy, range from $430 to $700, and include The Inn’s lavish “Breakfast of Enchantment” each morning, a complimentary wine-and-cheese reception each afternoon, admission for two to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, admission for two to attend the lecture by Annie Leibovitz on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Lensic Center, and two copies of the photographic essay The Women, with photos by Ms. Leibovitz and text by Susan Sontag. The package is available for arrival dates between Wednesday, March 3 to Tuesday, March 9, 2010, although the two-stay package stay must include Saturday, March 6 to attend the lecture; additional nights are at seasonal rates. To make a reservation, call 1-888-984-2121 or email: info@innonthealameda.com.

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