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Brooklyn Histroical Society to host artist, historian discussing Brooklyn-inspired works

December 31, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
“New Dogs Symmetrical,” 2014, by Nell Painter.  Digital collage on paper on foam core; 48” x 96.” Credit: Nell Painter
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Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will host a special discussion in connection with one of its current exhibits, “She said, She said:  Art and inspiration in the work of Nell Painter and Lucille Fornasieri Gold,” which pays homage to two different but equally dynamic women sharing their view of New York through their work.

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, artist Nell Painter, a former Princeton professor and author of the acclaimed book “The History of White People,” will sit down with Sarah Lewis, a cultural historian and Harvard University Du Bois Fellow, for an intimate discussion about the exhibit. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors have until Jan. 25 to see “She said, She said,”  which juxtaposes two separate but related bodies of artwork — 45 photographs of Brooklyn in the 1970s and 1980s taken by street photographer Lucille Fornasieri Gold, and the seven paintings they inspired by Painter.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at BHS (128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights).

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