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Virtual Lecture: Art, the NYC Immigrant Experience, and the Triangle Fire

March 23 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm EDT


An original virtual lecture by Debbie Wells. It’s the personal story of an immigrant who lost her life at the 1911 Triangle Fire combined with the art of that era.

March 23, 11am-12pm (Can’t make the date? Replays are sent automatically so you can enjoy the video on your own schedule!)
Cost: $40

In honor of the anniversary of the historic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 (March 25), and Women’s History Month, this lecture explores the NYC immigrant experience from many angles. First, the Ashcan School of Art showcased everyday life in NYC, especially the Lower East Side. The art set the tone as artists depicted the bustling streets of a combination of grittiness and beauty. What makes this lecture unique is the story of Annie Nicholas, an ancestor of Debbie’s family, who died at age 18 in the Triangle fire. Learning about her life and  experience that fateful day adds a fascinating understanding of that time in history.

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