Legendary art world pioneer, Bernice Steinbaum, is the common thread among the riveting life stories of five contemporary artists. These featured artists come from vastly diverse backgrounds, including China, Cuba, and Harlem. The personal obstacles faced by each artist were amplified by prevailing racial and gender inequalities in America throughout the '70s and '80s. As a gallery owner in Manhattan and Miami, Bernice became both mentor and advocate for underrepresented artists. She helped them achieve what had been deemed impossible - exhibitions at major museums, prestigious awards, and worldwide recognition. Ultimately, we see the impact one creative visionary can have in changing the landscape of an entire industry.
Starring Bernice Steinbaum, Faith Ringgold, Hung Liu
Director Kristina Sorge