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Marni Kessler

MARNI KESSLER is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History, University of Kansas.

Linda Nochlin

In a toast at my thirtieth birthday party, Linda said something that has stayed with me since: “Marni is the closest thing to my own personal history.” We were both raised in assimilated Jewish families in Brooklyn and we both graduated from Midwood High School and Vassar College, decades apart, our intertwined histories having begun before we ever met.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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