Nell Irvin Painter | Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

Recorded May 22, 2018
Direct Download: 20180522-nellirv.mp3

Celebrated historian Nell Irvin Painter’s many books include Sojourner Truth, Creating Black Americans, and, most recently, The History of White People, a national bestseller examining the dangerous socially constructed notion of whiteness. The Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University, Painter directed that institution’s Program in African American Studies from 1997 to 2000 and has served on a number of editorial boards and professional groups, including the Society of American Historians, the Association of Black Women Historians, and the American Antiquarian Society. Old in Art School is a memoir of Painter’s surprising decision to return to the academy as a student in her sixties to earn a BFA and MFA in painting.

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