Women's History Salons
Reconfiguring the Past
Nell Painter in conversation with Valerie Paley
Fri, May 31st, 2019 | 6:30 pm

Join us at the Center for Women's History for thrilling programs and intimate conversations with scholars, journalists, artists, activists, businesswomen, and more amazing leaders of today. Guided by its expert committee of scholars, the Center has a full calendar of public events and salons to explore.


After a distinguished career as a historian, Nell Painter—the Edwards Professor Emerita of American History at Princeton University—became a visual artist. “Using found images and digital manipulation,” Painter writes, “I reconfigure the past and revision myself through self-portraits. After a life of historical truth and political engagement with American society, my artwork represents freedom.” Painter joins Valerie Paley, New-York Historical’s chief historian and director of the Center for Women’s History, for a conversation about her own practice and the intersection of art and history.

Refreshments will be served. 


The Skylight Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


Free for Members of the Women’s History Council

By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange "Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee admission. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Reid, 
and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Creative: Tronvig Group