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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