Date(s) - Aug 06
Orange County Museum of Art
On August 6th the Orange County Museum of Art opens American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art through the Eye of Duncan Phillips. A collection of American art from the late 1800s through the mid 1900s, the exhibition reveals the nature of art during the formation and heyday of modern art in the United States and reflects a culture of independence, diversity, and experimentation. Included are important works by Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Helen Frankenthaler, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Horace Pippin, and Clyfford Still. (A complete list is attached.) Many of these artworks have never been on view on the West Coast and offer local audiences a rare opportunity to see a large cross-section of The Phillips Collection’s renowned American modernist works on view together. The show provides a thoughtful look into the genius of its visionary founder, Duncan Phillips. The exhibition is on view August 6 – December 4, 2016.
American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art through the Eye of Duncan Phillips, presented in six thematic sections, demonstrates not only the changes in American art from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, it also celebrates Phillips’s lifetime commitment to an extraordinary vision and how this focus created one of the finest collections of American modernism in the country.