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The Phillips Collection Taps Backstory Productions for Documentary Celebrating Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibition

New documentary will depict teachers and students participating in an educational outreach program held in conjunction with the traveling exhibition "Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction."

Washington, DC, June 19, 2010 --( Washington’s renowned art museum The Phillips Collection has tapped independent video production company Backstory Productions to create a documentary celebrating its traveling exhibition, “Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction.”

The documentary will depict teachers and students participating in “Teach with O’Keeffe,” an educational outreach program held in conjunction with the exhibition, which seeks to inspire children to learn—not only in visual arts, but in language arts, science, social studies and the performing arts—though the life and work of Georgia O’Keeffe.

“The goals of the video production are to promote wider integration of the visual arts into school curriculums and demonstrate the vital role art museums like The Phillips Collection can play as a resource for teachers and students,” says Ann Ramsey, president, Backstory Productions, Co-funded by The Phillips Collection and individual donors, the documentary will be used by the museum’s resident educators to support the institution’s efforts to reach out to elementary, middle and high schools nationwide.

A short version of the documentary will also be distributed through YouTube.

“Teach with O’Keeffe” is the second video production created by Backstory Productions for The Phillips Collection.

In 2008, the firm produced a show in conjunction with the exhibition, “The Great American Epic: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series.” That video production also sought to inform teachers and students about the educational value of the visual arts.

About Backstory Productions
Washington, DC-based Backstory Productions help clients combine on-screen authenticity with persuasive messaging to captivate, educate and motivate audiences. Video producer Ann Ramsey’s unique professional background allows her to assemble and lead teams that blend the strongest assets of documentary-storytelling with brand-making. We put content first, so clients Stay RealTM. Information is available at

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