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Mellon Foundation Awards MacDowell with $600K Grant for Artist Support at its Renowned Residency Program

March 26, 2024

Award highlights common purpose between organizations as Mellon’s belief that arts are essential to human…
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A MacDowell Salute to Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

July 31, 2023

Transcript: Resident Director David Macy explains the naming of Van Zorn Studio Thank you, Chi! This…
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Frankenthaler Climate Initiative Grant Helps MacDowell Go Greener

September 1, 2022

With a new grant from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, MacDowell will eliminate the need to…
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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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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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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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