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Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art

July 26 - October 26, 2014
Open House: September 13, 2014 4-6 p.m.

To learn more, please visit the full exhibition page.

A Century in Art is the first retrospective dedicated to the work of Theresa Bernstein (1890–2002), an artist who achieved celebrity for “painting like a man” in the 1910s and went on to produce vibrant, expressive canvases for eight more decades. She attended the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art & Design) before moving to New York. She exhibited with Ashcan School painters and was a founding member of the Philadelphia Ten, a group of women artists active from 1917 to 1945. Bernstein is known for her depictions of immigrant women and the working class in their everyday environments, as well as scenes set in such diverse locales as jazz clubs, Carnegie Hall, Coney Island, and Gloucester, Massachusetts. A Century in Art will feature more than fifty works. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this remarkable traveling exhibition at Woodmere, its only Philadelphia venue. This exhibition has been organized by Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.