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Interdisciplinary artist Chin Chih Yang.

MacDowell Stands with the Asian Community

A message from our executive director on behalf of the MacDowell community as we stand with the Asian community in condemning all violence against Asians and Asian Americans, especially against Asian women.

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Why MacDowell NOW?

In January of 2020 we introduced a new series of essays written by our Fellows, intended to interrogate the transcendent relevancy of the American artist residency at this particular moment in time. You can access them here.

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