John Sloan: New York Etchings

Northeast Bedroom Gallery

John Sloan is perhaps best remembered today as one of the most significant and prolific members of the Ashcan School, a group of artists who embraced the vitality of early twentieth-century urban life and depicted it in vivid, gritty glory.  In this small installation of nine etchings, we see the stories that Sloan gathered as he strolled through Manhattan.  At turns amusing or poignant, sometimes scandalous, these works offer us a glimpse of a dynamically changing country a century ago.