About the event

The Ashcan School was an early twentieth-century artistic movement of American artists best known for their documentation of daily life in New York, with attention to the city’s slums, tenements, and poorer neighborhoods. Theresa Bernstein is one of the few women to be associated with this movement. What was the impact of imagery from everyday life in Bernstein’s work? While examining her paintings first hand in the gallery, join Elsie Heung, doctoral student in Art History at the Graduate Center, to consider Bernstein’s position within the Ashcan School, and her professional relationship with the associated artists.