In conjunction with the Greenwich Historical Society’s exhibition, The New Spirit and the Cos Cob Art Colony: Before and After the Armory Show, William Agee will provide a public lecture entitled The Big Show: A 100 Year Legacy.
William Agee received degrees from Princeton and Yale. He specializes in modern art in America from 1900- 1970. He has published numerous articles, catalogues and monographs in conjunction with exhibitions he has organized on Stuart Davis, Morgan Russell, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Arthur Dove, John Marin, Morton Livingston Schamberg, Fairfield Porter, Ray Parker, Donald Judd, Sam Francis, Sandy Wurmfeld, Tony Smith, Alfred Jensen, and others. He has also done catalogues and organized exhibitions on aspects of modern art in America, such as modernism in the 1930s, and Dada in America He is currently preparing a book for Phaidon Press, Modern Art In America 1908-1968. He has taught at Hunter College for twenty-five years. He was awarded an endowed chair five years ago, the Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History. Prior to Hunter, he held directorships in museums in Houston and California, and was a curator at The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The New Spirit and the Cos Cob Art Colony will be open for viewing in the Storehouse Gallery before the program from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.