Using Art for Personal Reflection

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Online Event

Contact: AARP NY

This event is full.

The fifth session in this series on using art as a lens into our own lives features Theresa Bernstein.

About the Event

In this series, “Profiles in Creative Aging: Art for Personal Reflection” you’ll learn about the works of influential American artists and reflect on your own life, sparked by their art. A fresh and fun lens through which to conduct a “life review,” the life and works of these artists serve as a vehicle for learning about ourselves and inspiration for our own creative choices as elders. This session, “Theresa Bernstein - Follow a Tradition, Break a Tradition,” will examine the paintings of an urban artist whose work reflects the experience of women in the rapidly changing urban landscape of New York City during the early 20th century. 

This will be an interactive, image-filled series. No knowledge of art or art history is needed. Bring a journal or paper and something to write with, and be prepared for some quiet reflection about your own life as well as a deep dive into masterworks of art. Other classes in the series will feature:

  • May 3: Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School 
  • May 10: Thomas Cole and “The Voyage of Life” 
  • May 17: Charles Willson Peale - Work and Family 
  • May 24: Winslow Homer - War and Peace 
  • June 7: Georgia O’Keeffe - Invention and Reinvention 

How to Join

You will need to register separately for each class you are interested in attending. Please note that you must be signed in to your account or create an account to register for events. AARP membership is not required. Please do not opt out of event-related email, as you will be emailed a link to join the webinar via Zoom prior to the event.

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