Old in Art School, Young at Heart: Interview with Nell Painter

Saturday, May 4 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Culture
  • Race/Identity

Nell Painter interviewed by Lance Knobel

Who gets to be called an artist? In this frank, funny, and often surprising tale of her move from academia to art, historian Nell Painter chronicles her retirement from Princeton University and enrollment in art school at the age of 64. Surrounded by classmates a third of her age, Painter confesses how art school changed her view of what she thought she already knew and examines how women and artists are seen and judged by their age, looks, and race. Meet the multi-talented woman behind “Old in Art School” and learn more about the story that Tayari Jones calls “a cup of courage for everyone who wants to change their lives.”

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Sponsored by Berkeleyside; also with the support of Women Lit members