Across The MacDowell Dinner Table: Excellence, Aesthetics, and Value / Nell Painter with Linda Harrison, Joyce Kozloff, and Garth Greenan - 92Y, New York

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Across The MacDowell Dinner Table: Excellence, Aesthetics, and Value

Nell Painter with Linda Harrison, Joyce Kozloff, and Garth Greenan
Nell Painter, Linda Harrison, Joyce Kozloff, and Garth Greenan

Nell Painter’s conversation with Newark Museum of Art Director Linda Harrison, distinguished visual artist Joyce Kozloff, and pathbreaking gallerist Garth Greenan deconstructs the art world’s conceptions of excellence, aesthetics, and value.

These are lofty terms, but what are the actual decisions, the actual steps, that move art from the studio to the gallery to the museum where we see art, when White and male artists seemed for so long to monopolize excellence, aesthetics, and value, and engaged art, especially by artists of color and White women, was dismissed as mere illustration?

This multi-disciplinary series of conversations about creativity and the arts serves to capture the magic of artists-in-residence from every discipline coming together on the MacDowell residency grounds. It features artists and luminaries from across the globe in dialogue including Change-rae Lee, P. Carl, Michael Chabon, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Lonnie Bunch, Marc Payot, as well as others soon to be announced. This partnership series between MacDowell and the 92nd Street Y will take place over the course of 2021 and is hosted by MacDowell Fellow, author, visual artist, and MacDowell Board Chair Nell Painter.

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About MacDowell

Composer Edward MacDowell and pianist Marian MacDowell founded MacDowell in 1907 to nurture the arts …

Linda Harrison

As the head of The Newark Museum of Art, a large, complex, urban museum campus, Linda plays a strategic and unifying role …

Joyce Kozloff

Beginning in 1970, energized by participation in the feminist art movement, Joyce Kozloff became an originating figure of the Pattern and Decoration movement …

Garth Greenan

Garth Greenan is an art historian, art dealer, and the owner of Garth Greenan Gallery in New York City …

Nell Painter

After a fulfilling career as a publishing Princeton historian (most notably as the author of The History of White People), Nell Painter began again in art school …

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