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63rd MacDowell Medal to be Awarded to Abenaki Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin

April 3, 2023

Best-selling author Jesse Wente will introduce Medalist to crowd during free outdoor public celebration on…
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MacDowell Awards Spring-Summer Fellowships to 142 Artists

February 14, 2023

MacDowell will welcome 142 artists from 23 states, Washington, D.C., and 11 countries for spring…
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MacDowell Grants Residencies to 129 Artists as Program Returns to Full Capacity

September 14, 2022

Latest group of incoming artists will work in seven disciplines and arrive from 21 states…
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Salman Rushdie Attack an Assault on All Artists and the Freedom to Create

August 17, 2022

Author Salman Rushdie (at far right above), who remains in serious condition after being stabbed…
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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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Arrival of 65 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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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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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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The Eternal Importance of the Artist’s Mystery

January 27, 2022

Last year in Harper’s, the queer writer Garth Greenwell wrote an essay, “Making Meaning: Against…
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Librarian’s Probe into Photographer Leads to Discovery of 1925 Painting of MacDowell Grounds

November 1, 2021

A question about an early 20th-century photographer and a 12-year curiosity about a map have…
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