Reconfiguring the Past

After a distinguished career as a historian, Nell Painter—the Edwards Professor Emerita of American History at Princeton—became a visual artist. “Using found images and digital manipulation,” Painter writes, “I reconfigure the past and revision myself through self-portraits. After a life of historical truth and political engagement with American society, my artwork represents freedom.” Painter joins Valerie Paley, chief historian and director of New-York Historical’s Center for Women’s History, for a conversation about her own practice and the intersection of art and history.











When: Fri., Mar. 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400
Price: $15.00
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After a distinguished career as a historian, Nell Painter—the Edwards Professor Emerita of American History at Princeton—became a visual artist. “Using found images and digital manipulation,” Painter writes, “I reconfigure the past and revision myself through self-portraits. After a life of historical truth and political engagement with American society, my artwork represents freedom.” Painter joins Valerie Paley, chief historian and director of New-York Historical’s Center for Women’s History, for a conversation about her own practice and the intersection of art and history.

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