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New Americana

July 20, 2021

"The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new…
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Reflections on Shitty Performance Art, Crisis, and Isolating Ourselves Intentionally After Isolating Unintentionally

June 14, 2021

This is an essay with starts, variants, losses, but no clear end. Sort of like…
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MacDowell Aims for Generational Impact with Anti-oppression/Anti-racism Work

June 4, 2021

In the spring of 2019, when Philip Himberg was hired as MacDowell’s new executive director…
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MacDowell Names 47 Artists from 13 States and Three Countries for Rescheduled Summer Residencies

May 26, 2021

One of the nation’s leading arts organizations schedules residencies deferred from 2020 due to the…
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Rosanne Cash to Receive MacDowell Medal in NHPBS Broadcast Featuring Kurt Andersen, Roz Chast and Special Musical Guest

May 18, 2021

Medal Day special to premier on New Hampshire PBS on August 8. Program includes interview…
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In Pursuit of Tenderness for All Living Things

May 17, 2021

I’m sure I made even the moss giggle on the velvety boulders left in the…
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Do not disappear the words.

April 21, 2021

i.When MacDowell dropped “Colony” from its name, I felt trepidation. Certainly any person or organization…
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92Y and MacDowell Team Up for Second Salon Exploring Identity and Artistic Vision

April 13, 2021

Virtual conversation May 6 on the Enactment of Identity: P. Carl, Michael Chabon, and Chang-rae…
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MacDowell Condemns Acts of Hate and Violence Against Asians and Pacific Islanders

March 17, 2021

A message from our Executive Director on behalf of the MacDowell community: MacDowell is an American…
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Why MacDowell NOW? The Monster of Monday Music

March 15, 2021

MacDowell landed in my life like a meteor crashing onto the sidewalk before my feet…
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MacDowell Joins Family, Friends of Katherine Min to Celebrate Author’s Life, New Fellowship

March 2, 2021

On Being a Sprinter: The Inaugural Katherine Min Fellowship Celebration – a live reading and memorial…
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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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