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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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Invisible No More!

September 22, 2021

The historic appointment of Deb Haaland as U.S. Secretary of the Interior can be traced…
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MacDowell Approaches Full Capacity, Awards Fellowships for Fall-Spring to 136 Artists

September 8, 2021

Record number of applications leads to international contingent of art makers from seven countries and…
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MacDowell Stands With Afghanistan’s Cultural Workers

August 26, 2021

MacDowell has joined hundreds of artists and arts organizations in signing an open letter to…
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Freedom to Connect

August 17, 2021

It was a different world: February of last year. We were in the final days…
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Walking Each Other Home Through this World

August 10, 2021

Transcript: Rosanne Cash on being honored with the Edward MacDowell Medal on July 1, 2021…
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Rosanne Cash – A Truly American Artist with a Body of Work of Incredible Breadth and Depth

August 10, 2021

Transcript: Kurt Andersen introduces the 61st Edward MacDowell Medalist Rosanne Cash on July 1, 2021…
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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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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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