Theresa Bernstein’s ‘Ash Can’ Realist Works Recovered with Two Exhibits Opening in NYC

Media contact: Tanya Domi, tdomi@gc.cuny.edu, 212-817-7283
Theresa Bernstein’s ‘Ash Can’ Realist Works
Recovered with Two Exhibits Opening in NYC
Curator Gail Levin believes Bernstein maybe the only American artist to have made and exhibited work in every decade of the twentieth century
Theresa Bernstein; In the Elevated
Theresa Bernstein; The Milliner
Theresa Bernstein; The Immigrants
WHAT:
Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art, Theresa Bernstein, an artist, a celebrated raconteur and “art activist,” whose early works were compared to that of Robert Henri and his circle, for her forceful brushwork and realist approach. Bernstein disappeared like many women artists of her generation, although her work made its way into important museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Phillips Collection and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
WHO:
Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies and Women’s Studies, The Graduate Center and Baruch College, is the organizer and curator of Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art.  Levin is an authority on American realist painter Edward Hopper and specializes in the art of the twentieth century and contemporary art.  In the Bernstein exhibits, Levin and her graduate students seek to make visible the work of an erased woman artist and show how her art reveals some of the major issues of her time, including scenes from New York City.
WHEN:
November 12, 2013, Opening Night, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHEN:
November 13, 2013, Opening Night, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:
The Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College,
(Selections from the Martin & Edith Stein Collection)
135 East 22nd Street, Manhattan
MEDIA:
Media must rsvp to Tanya Domi, Director of Media Relations at the Graduate Center, tdomi@gc.cuny.edu, 212-817-7283.  For information about the exhibit at Baruch College, contact Manuel Romero, Manuel.Romero@baruch.cuny.edu, 646-660-6141.
Images:
1. In the Elevated, 1916. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. De Young, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco;
2. The Milliners, 1919. Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches. Private Collection; and
3. The Immigrants, 1923. Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches. Collection of Thomas and Karen Buckley.

Submitted on: SEP 5, 2013

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