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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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"Tonal Conversations" Collaboration Sparked at MacDowell is Just the Beginning

March 4, 2020

While in residence at The MacDowell Colony in the winter of 2017, artists Anne Beal…
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Best-selling Author and Visual Artist Nell Painter Appointed Chair of MacDowell Colony Board of Directors

January 22, 2020

The award-winning author takes over for novelist Michael Chabon. Nell Painter, the author of The New…
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Conceptual Artist Charles Gaines to Receive the 60th Edward MacDowell Medal

April 7, 2019

2019 Medal will be awarded to visual artist at free public event on August 11. …
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Immigrant Artists Bring Unique and Important Perspectives to Art Making at MacDowell

November 20, 2018

Spotlight on Two Remarkable Immigrant Artists at MacDowell Immigrants have long played a crucial role…
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Three MacDowell Fellows Named 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Grantees

October 11, 2017

Playwright Annie Baker, Playwright & Performance Artist Taylor Mac, and Architect Damon Rich All Found…
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Fiction Writer Dominica Phetteplace Among This Year’s Rona Jaffe Award Winners

September 12, 2017

Fiction writer Dominica Phetteplace (16) was named a winner of one of six 2017 Rona…
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Netflix Deal Brings MacDowell Fellow Novel Adaptation to Small Screen

July 10, 2017

When novelist Hillary Jordan (MF 10, 14, 17) heard the rapturous applause and watched the…
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The Art of Journalism as Practiced by Writer Jennifer Percy

April 19, 2017

Writer Jennifer Percy came to The MacDowell Colony in the summer of 2015 after spending…
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Jessica Stern Brings a Deep Understanding of Violence to Her Next Investigative Project

February 2, 2017

Jessica Stern, a national expert in terrorism, trauma, and post-traumatic stress, who has written books…
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Finbarr O'Reilly Comes To the Art of Longform as Both Writer and Photojournalist

November 17, 2016

Photojournalist Finbarr O’Reilly was in residence at MacDowell this fall finishing the book Shooting Ghosts…
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Shane Bauer Reflects on Long-Form Journalism and Having Time to Dig Deep

September 17, 2016

Journalist Shane Bauer came to The MacDowell Colony this summer to transform his recent blockbuster…
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Peter Sellars Talks About the Triumph of Fine-Ness

August 20, 2016

Transcript: Introduction of Toni Morrison at The MacDowell Colony on Medal Day 2016 as a…
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Toni Morrison Describes How She Began to Be a Writer

August 15, 2016

Transcript: The 57th Edward MacDowell Medalist explains the genesis of The Bluest Eye on August…
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Toni Morrison to Receive 2016 Edward MacDowell Medal

April 7, 2016

Nobel and Pulitzer winner joins venerated group of recipients and will be honored at free…
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