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Campaign to Sustain: John Sieswerda on the Next 100 Years for the MacDowell Forest

November 9, 2021

For #GivingTuesday this year, we are spotlighting MacDowell’s commitment to environmental sustainability and some of…
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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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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 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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MacDowell to Reopen Modified Residency Program for Artists This Month

October 13, 2020

A detailed safety plan developed by staff and medical experts will provide for safe resumption…
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Why MacDowell Now? On lockdown, wood pigeons, and grounding ourselves in the natural rhythms of creativity.

August 14, 2020

When Scotland went into COVID-19 lockdown on March 23, 2020 – a date now permanently emblazoned…
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A Challenge In Three Acts and Contingent Contingencies

May 20, 2020

Dear Friends, We are taking a brief hiatus from our series of bi-monthly essays, penned by…
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MacDowell Announces Temporary COVID-19 Closure

March 13, 2020

Artists-in-residence will be assisted with early departures; no new Fellows to arrive until danger of…
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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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MacDowell Names Library in Honor of James Baldwin to Celebrate His Extraordinary Cultural Legacy

October 24, 2018

Public Ceremony November 4th at Tod Williams Billie Tsien-designed space to honor three-time Fellow who…
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Colony Opens a Gathering Space in New York City, and Launches MacDowell NOW Yearlong Initiative

July 16, 2018

MacDowell NOW Responds to Today’s Tumultuous Times, When Art, Culture, Expression, and Dialogue Are Essential…
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MacDowell Fellow Donates Father’s Thornton Wilder Collection to Colony

November 14, 2017

Composer Joel Harrison (MF 7x 02-14) has donated a box full of limited-edition Thornton Wilder…
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Images of Medal Day 2017

September 6, 2017

Tap or swipe above to see a slideshow of images of Medal Day 2017 About…
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MacDowell Colony to Move into Expanded Chelsea Offices, Elects New President

May 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY, May 1, 2017 -- The MacDowell Colony, one of the nation’s leading…
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