Join the MacKenzie Art Gallery for another Thursday Lates: The Art History of White People: Nell Irvin Painter in Conversation with John G. Hampton Thursday, 8 September from 7 – 8:30 PM! The two will be discussing themes in the exhibition Conceptions of White including White identity and it’s relationship to Art History. Cash bar and reception to follow at Craft Services Café!
About Nell Painter:
Nell Painter (the artist formerly known as the historian Nell Irvin Painter, author of The History of White People, Old in Art School, Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol and Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over) earned degrees in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers and the Rhode Island School of Design after a Ph.D. in history from Harvard. She lives and works in East Orange, New Jersey, and when not writing essays and drawing self-portraits, she makes artist’s books that visualize people and history, often in residencies such as MacDowell, Yaddo, Ucross, and Bogliasco. . A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2007, she also currently serves as Madame Chairman of MacDowell.
Note: Conceptions of White aims to inspire contemplation about the invention of Whiteness as a concept, and the impacts that has had on our society, cultural belonging, and collective psyches—for those brought into Whiteness, those who are not, and all the space in between.