Artist Simon Dinnerstein at BHS Wednesday Evening

The artist Simon Dinnerstein will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) this Wednesday evening, June 29, starting at 7:00, along with playwright Herb Schapiro and Louis Menache, professor emeritus of history at NYU-Polytechnic and associate editor of Cineaste magazine, to discuss Dinnerstein’s painting, The Fulbright Triptych (image above).

Fulbright is “a richly detailed composite of family portrait, still life, collage and a meditation on the creation of art.”

Over time, the painting has drawn a wide array of responses from novelists, poets, composers, musicians, art historians, actors, and others, who have variously described it as hypnotic, a complex poem, a painting about what it means to be an artist, a work with the scope of a vast symphonic musical score, an artist’s attempt to slow down reality and freeze a moment in space and time, and a deeply personal visual memoir.

Admission is free with museum admission (the museum will remain open until 7:00 p.m.) which is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (over 62), students, and teachers, and free for BHS members and children under 12.

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