What Do You Say About That?

Wise Woman Inside

William Still Triptych

William Still Triptych takes inspiration from Journal C of Station No. 2 of the Underground Railroad (1852–57) accounting for enslaved persons who escaped the American South to Philadelphia, assisted by abolitionist William Still (1821–1902). The prints are a meditation upon the experience of a long transformative passage of self-emancipation, a journey across terra incognita that people undertook against […]

You Say This Can’t Really Be America

Wise Woman Disappears

Following a distinguished academic career (she is Edwards Professor of American History Emerita at Princeton University), Nell Painter returned to school and began a second career as an artist. “I came to the Brodsky Center wanting to do a woodcut because I like that it retains traces of the process, the marks of an effort […]