Villa America: American Moderns, 1900-1950

Villa America:
American Moderns, 1900-1950

June 4 – October 2, 2005

Villa America: American Moderns, 1900-1950 explores the evolution of American art through masterpieces by America’s foremost artists of the first half of the 20th century. Drawn from one of the most important private collections of American modern art, Villa America features early abstract experimentation, major figurative works, striking self-portraits, and powerful scenes of American life by artists such as Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, David Park, and Grant Wood.

This exhibition was organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Elizabeth Armstrong from the collection of Myron Kunin.

Walt Kuhn, Roberto, 1946, oil on canvas, 40 x 30, Collection of Curtis Galleries, Inc., founder Myron Kunin.
Villa America: American Moderns, 1900-1950 (installation view), 2006; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.