SAVE THE DATES – Upcoming Events at the Phillips Museum of Art

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art

The Leonard and Mildred Rothman Gallery
February 7 – April 12, 2014

This exhibition features work from American artist Theresa Bernstein (1890-2002), one of the few—if not the only—artist to display work in every decade of the twentieth century. Bernstein found great success early in her career as an art student, but struggled with fluctuations in popularity as various art movements came and went. This resulted in her work falling into obscurity for most historians and art critics. Despite this past neglect, recently Bernstein has begun to receive recognition and her work is being touted as noteworthy, even in comparison to her contemporaries such as Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and John Sloan. Through her realist technique, Bernstein has captured some of the most iconic American themes from the twentieth century, such as women’s suffrage, World War I, the struggles of immigrants, jazz, and even Hassidic life. Bernstein’s work is therefore not only skilled and aesthetic, but is also another perspective on our history as Americans.  This exhibition has been curated by Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies and Women’s Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY.

Lecture – Theresa Bernstein: Forgotten Fame

Friday, February 7, 2014
5 p.m.

Gail Levin, Distinguised Professor of Baruch College and The City University of New New York will deliver a lecture titled, Theresa Bernstein: Forgotten Fame on February 7, 2014 at 5pm in the Bonchek Lecture Hall, in the Ann & Richard Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building.

This event is open to the public.

Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Ann & Richard Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building
Bonchek Lecture Hall

Opening Reception

Friday, February 7, 2014
6 p.m.

An opening reception for Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art, will be held on February 7, 2014 at The Phillips Museum of Art. The show will communicate many dimensions of the complex urban metropolis that is New York as well as the life of Glouchester, MA, the small seacoast town and artist colony, where Bernstien and her husband worked during the summers.

This event is open to the public.

The Philips Museum of Art
Sally Mather Gibson Curriculum Gallery

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