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Artist Residencies Are Essential to a Burning World

August 2, 2022

Zusha Elinson and I came to MacDowell in March 2022 to work on our manuscript…
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Let us Walk our Brightness as Brothers and Sisters on this Earth

July 29, 2022

Transcript: Sonia Sanchez on the importance of the arts, teaching, and respect for our fellow…
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Poet, Playwright, Songstress, Titan, Warrior, and Mother to Hope

July 29, 2022

Transcript: Introductory speaker, novelist, and MacDowell Fellow Walter Mosley introduces 62nd MacDowell Medalist Sonia Sanchez. Hello…
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Blazing Her Path on Freedom’s Legs

July 29, 2022

Transcript: Nell Painter Welcomes the Crowd Gathered to Honor 2022 MacDowell Medal Winner Sonia Sanchez. Hello…
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Executive Director Philip Himberg Calls Medal Day a Jubilee Celebrating Art’s Power to Transform

July 29, 2022

Transcript: Philip Himberg’s remarks to the Medal Day crowd on July 10, 2022 and his…
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Leading Change from Within at MacDowell

June 30, 2022

In early 2021, Jenni Wu was named the first director of internal communications & human…
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Four New Members Bring a Range of Talent and Expertise to MacDowell Board of Directors

June 15, 2022

Unanimous election brings strengths in development and mission building to nation’s first artist residency program. MacDowell…
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Poetry Foundation Supports Sonia Sanchez Fellowship at MacDowell

June 9, 2022

Honor to coincide with novelist Walter Mosley introducing 2022 MacDowell Medalist Sonia Sanchez during free…
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Firth Studio Upgrade Cuts Carbon Emissions, Increases Workspace and Adds Live-in Comfort

June 3, 2022

Renovation goals included increased usable wall space, improved lighting, and adding a bedroom and full…
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Arrival of 64 Artists at MacDowell Marks Last of COVID-related Reschedules

May 26, 2022

Incoming group of artists working in seven disciplines will arrive from 19 states and eight…
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Swimming in It: Art and (Im)Morality

April 21, 2022

It’s early spring in Paris, and the days are cold and rainy. When the sun…
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MacDowell Admissions Dept. Ramps Up After Surge in New Applicants

April 7, 2022

MacDowell Admissions Director Courtney Bethel answers our questions after a record number of applications for…
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Sonia Sanchez, Poet, Lecturer, Activist for Peace and Racial Justice, Will Receive 2022 MacDowell Medal

March 7, 2022

Professor and international lecturer is a Langston Hughes Award and Robert Frost Medal winner and…
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Pan’s Cottage Gets an Efficiency and Comfort Overhaul

February 15, 2022

Unoccupied for longer than the pandemic, Pan’s Cottage residence hall at MacDowell is finally welcoming…
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MacDowell Decries Artistic Censorship

February 4, 2022

Freedom to Create has always been a touchstone of MacDowell’s core vision and values. We…
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