© Todd Gray

Mission Statement

Villa Aurora maintains and cultivates the historic landmark home of exiled German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife Marta as a residence for an international body of artists. We are a transatlantic bridge-builder, promoting intercultural exchange and enabling dialogue between the arts community in Los Angeles and our resident artists. Villa Aurora celebrates the significant contribution German and European artists and intellectuals of the 1930s and 40s had on Southern California, and offers a variety of arts and cultural programs, including public lectures, concerts, screenings, and performance, carrying this contribution into the 21st century.