ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The subtitle of Nell Painter’s inspiring and inspired new book “Old in Art School” is “A Memoir of Starting Over.”
The memoir is indeed about self-renewal at the age of 64.
Painter leaves behind 30 years as a history professor – most recently as Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton – and as a scholar of acclaimed history books.
Nell Painter discusses, signs “Old in Art School — A Memoir of Starting Over” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW.
Painter will also talk about her memoir at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe. The talk is part of a program that runs from 6-8 p.m. Current institute artists-in-residence will open their studios for public viewing before and after Painter’s talk. The program is free and open to the public.
Because seating is limited guests are asked to register at sfai.org/event/nell-painter
The book chronicles her breakout into a new world in the visual arts.