MacDowell and 92nd Street Y Salon: The Enactment of Identity - 92Y, New York

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MacDowell and 92nd Street Y Salon: The Enactment of Identity

Nell Painter with Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, and P. Carl
Nell Painter, Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, and P. Carl

Please join Moderator and MacDowell Chair Nell Painter, author Chang-rae Lee, author P. Carl, and author and former MacDowell Chair Michael Chabon as they discuss the relationship between the artist’s vision, the creation of character and story, and the ways their own individual and social identities (however they interpret them) interact with their art practice.

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 …

P. Carl

P. Carl is a Senior Distinguished Artist in Residence, Department of Performing Arts, at Emerson College in Boston …

Chang-rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee is the author of five novels: Native Speaker (1995); A Gesture Life (1999); Aloft (2004); The Surrendered

Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels including Wonder Boys 

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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