Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over


From Nell Irvin Painter’s site:

“How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, ‘You will never be an artist?’ Who defines what ‘An Artist’ is and all that goes with such an identity, and how are these ideas tied to our shared conceptions of beauty, value, and difference? Old in Art School is Nell Painter’s ongoing exploration of those crucial questions. Bringing to bear incisive insights from two careers, Painter weaves a frank, funny, and often surprising tale of her move from academia to art.”

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Positive Aging

Aging & Longevity > Unconscious Bias


Nell Painter

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Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

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Books and Chapters




Academia, Age, Artistry, Race, Women