Nell Painter - Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over — in conversation with A'Lelia Bundles

Upcoming Event
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In her acclaimed The History of White People, Painter explored the myriad ramifications of the socio-political construction of race. In her new book she turns from history to memoir to give a similarly insightful and thought-provoking look at gender, aging, and art. This engaging narrative begins with Painter retiring from Princeton and earning BFA and MFA degrees in painting. The oldest in her classes, Painter finds her craft-centered approach to art differs from that of the DIY aesthetic of her classmates. Reflecting on other generational, racial, and gender differences in the practice and consumption of art, Painter considers wider questions of beauty, value, and difference and asks what, ultimately, it means to be an artist, and who it is that defines “artist.”

Painter will be in conversation with A'Lelia Bundles, former DC deputy bureau chief at ABC News and chairman of the board of the National Archives Foundation from 2011 to 2017.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Old In Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over By Nell Painter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640090613
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Counterpoint - June 19th, 2018

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