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Why MacDowell NOW? Ayad Akhtar on Art and the Art Residency in a Troubled Democracy

February 18, 2021

To continue our series asking MacDowell Fellows to reflect on our moment in history and…
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MacDowell to Receive $25,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts

February 8, 2021

Essential funding arrives at a critical time to benefit an artist who has never been…
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MacDowell Reaches Full Solar Electrical Generation

February 1, 2021

Last month, MacDowell celebrated the first anniversary of renewably generating all electrical energy powering the…
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Why MacDowell NOW? Without Artists There is no Justice

January 19, 2021

Without artists there is no justice – Darren Walker, president of The Ford Foundation Dear MacDowell Family, Nearing…
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MacDowell and The Rona Jaffe Foundation Join with Four Distinguished Writers to Mark Partnership

January 5, 2021

I Was Becoming: A reading and conversation with writers Elif Batuman, Chelsea Bieker, Monica Sok…
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92Y and MacDowell Team Up for Discussion on Women, Art & Identity

December 2, 2020

A Conversation on the Enactment of Identity: Andrea Martin, Indhu Rubasingham and Jacqueline Woodson speak…
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Why MacDowell NOW? Let the Circle Be Unbroken

November 19, 2020

Before I traveled my road, I was my road. – Antonio Porchia Last August, while moving my…
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Why MacDowell NOW? "Covid Journals" a Testament to Seeing Acutely

November 6, 2020

In March of this year I was sitting in my studio in New York under…
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MacDowell to Reopen Modified Residency Program for Artists This Month

October 13, 2020

A detailed safety plan developed by staff and medical experts will provide for safe resumption…
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First Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to be Presented to Ava DuVernay for ARRAY at MacDowell Benefit

September 27, 2020

Inaugural award to be presented by Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, with evening host Nell…
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Why MacDowell Now? On lockdown, wood pigeons, and grounding ourselves in the natural rhythms of creativity.

August 14, 2020

When Scotland went into COVID-19 lockdown on March 23, 2020 – a date now permanently emblazoned…
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Virtual MacDowell “Residency” to Kick Off in August

July 28, 2020

Virtual MacDowell: Connection through Conversation will begin with eight artists whose residencies were cancelled as…
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Why MacDowell NOW? It Has Space to Forge a New National Vision

July 27, 2020

MacDowell Has Space to Forge a New National Vision Today is June 10, 2020 – a day…
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MacDowell Removes “Colony” from Name

July 7, 2020

Board of Directors of 113-year-old artist residency program votes unanimously to remove terminology with oppressive…
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A Challenge In Three Acts and Contingent Contingencies

May 20, 2020

Dear Friends, We are taking a brief hiatus from our series of bi-monthly essays, penned by…
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